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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,121,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,121,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,977,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wildland Firefighter Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Airlink Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Environmental Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 951,750

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13110 records found.