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)
Safe & Sound San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Harmony Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 656,946

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Page SUM 800,199

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Playing at Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 32,825
Shepherd's Gate CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Perpetua Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 560,962

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 303,124

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