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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Metro United Way Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Channel Islands YMCA N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 556,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 395,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 338,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Westminster Economic Development Initiative, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parents for Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 779,550

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