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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spark Program Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 750
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 712,233

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 211,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Collective Impact CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,819,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Homeward Bound of Marin United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Reed Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flourish Agenda United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Youngstown State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People for the American Way Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,656,684

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13110 records found.