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)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New York Live Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,221,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 554,350

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Blue Planet Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 348,768

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