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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Louisville Urban League N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,276,740

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 474,109

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Louisville Urban League United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Stride Center United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,276,740

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13110 records found.