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)
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
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 57,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
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
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Page SUM 684,696

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 1,500
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
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Simons Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 378,368

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Game Changers Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Carey School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 408,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
IsraAID US Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Thrive Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,815,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Matthew Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Vincent de Paul Society United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Matthew Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 43,700

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