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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Notre Dame Du Lac N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Valley of the Sun United Way N/A AZ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 4,123,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 118,810

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
World Wildlife Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 144,390

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Springfield City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Liberty PTO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Boulder Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 260,150

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