Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Animal Partnership N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 873,835

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 705,212

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 42,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission High Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2018 111,282
World Vision United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 873,835

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13110 records found.