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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonoma Ecology Center N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Japanese American National Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 462,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 420,515

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ross Valley Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 416,940

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Council of Social Service Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,132,878

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