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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary Medical Center Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MERRAG N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 289,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 675,750

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Thrive Alliance CA Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
Page SUM 177,338

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 803,201

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