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, and corporate 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 Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Village School N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Philabundance N/A PA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,373,576

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 83,375

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of San Benito County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Westgate Community Bible Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 840
City of Hope United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Adas Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shabbat Project Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,708,040

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