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)
Union for Reform Judaism Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
Hope in A Suitcase N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fairfax Releaf Marin VA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 507,279

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 162,376

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union for Reform Judaism United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Brooks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Lucy School United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 212,500

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