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)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 763,289

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Project TF San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 763,289

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rapid Resist Action CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Instituto Laboral De La Raza CA Donor Advised 2018 -200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 2,785,375

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Trieste Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Civic Leadership USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Josephs Family Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peace-Link Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,202,750

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13110 records found.