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)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 126,366

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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 4,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 357,929

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Martin C Kauffman One Hundred Club of Alameda County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SENS Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arden Wood Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 746,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,027,062

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13110 records found.