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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 511,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
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
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 465,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 1,598,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
California Waterfowl Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Mid-Pacific Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,308,415

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13110 records found.