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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Literate Nation Us San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,771,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee 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
Page SUM 147,510

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Belmont Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Camp Glenwood CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxford Day Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 2,181,090

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 300,051

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