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)
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Have a Ball Foundation, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 07-01-95 Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 206,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 118,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Harvard Business School Association of Northern California I CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Hilltop School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 727
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mannakin Theater and Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alma Backyard Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 700
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 18,810
Page SUM 722,487

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 981,200

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