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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,157,930

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 135,610

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Santa Clara County Library District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastside Children's Programs CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Little League Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
L A Works Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 267,490

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services 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
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Page SUM 1,437,820

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