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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Greyhound Friends for Life CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Academy for Social Purpose in Responsible Entertainment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,875,000
Generations United Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Casa Circulo Cultural Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima MA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 1,996,500

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