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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,100,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,100,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association NV Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Policy Innovators in Education Network Inc MN Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Back On My Feet PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,484,631

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Abortion Care Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Israel Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 309,167

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13110 records found.