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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Safe Passages Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,846,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Astronomical Association CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Page SUM 137,775

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