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)
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
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
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 634,785

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
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
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
SPARK San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 634,785

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Blue Endeavors CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gathering for Women - Monterey CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County Inc MD General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Page SUM 367,765

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Works West Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ithaca College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Page SUM 2,412,172

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13110 records found.