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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Gathering Inn N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Water Wells for Africa N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 744,024

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 116,500

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Transfiguration Episcopal Church CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 883,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 282,864

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