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, and corporate 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)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 318,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 318,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Community Supported Shelters OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Colorado Montessori Association CO Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Patient Empowerment Network WA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Parent Revolution, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Economic Policy Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Enroll Indy Inc IN Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Stagebridge CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,543,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Madre Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 576,800

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13110 records found.