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)
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
WACO Theater Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Youth Drama for All Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 6,201,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
SMART Liberia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Smith Farm LTD N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 550
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sidekick Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,312
Page SUM 194,862

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Council on Science and Technology CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 285,000
Caminar CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sweet Farm Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Curry Senior Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,658
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,010
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 528,818

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Lucy Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
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. 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 2,500
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
Spirit of Elijah Kingdom Church Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 122,100

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