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)
Wheelock College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Populace Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,210,212

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wheelock College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
University of Puget Sound N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Populace Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,210,212

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
5Th Avenue Theatre Association WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 380,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wheelock College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 265
University of Puget Sound United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,210,212

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13110 records found.