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)
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Very Large Data Bases N/A CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Page SUM 403,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 370,029

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Lyme Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 612,689

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 232,750

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