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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Kristi Yamaguchi Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
McSweeneys Literary Arts Fund San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 421,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for All Round Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Sisters of the Road N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Society for Neuro-Oncology N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Skanner Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
SilverLining, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
SKETCH Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Ski Charities Corp N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Simons Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 518,098

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
My Digital Tat2 Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Oliveseed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Parent-Faculty-Student Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Refugee Relief International Incorporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240
API Cultural Center, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 589,940

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Lucy Parish School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Francis of Assisi United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Sailing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 71,500

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