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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tustin Public School Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 314,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Page SUM 7,656,370

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coastside Children's Programs CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 592,079

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 280,553

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