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)
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promises2Kids Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Mariposa Prolife N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 866,040

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 119,168

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,095,247

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Page SUM 227,620

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