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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 286,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Page SUM 196,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mei Fong and Associates CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University at Albany Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2018 -5,470
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tourette Association of America NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 857,530

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Goddard College Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Animal Partnership United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,519,017

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13110 records found.