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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diablo Valley College Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 28,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Niles Rotary Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 186,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Page SUM 511,359

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Page SUM 1,184,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grassroots Leadership Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Berkeley Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Women Leader Network United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
David Andrew Pooh Maddan Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Groner K-8 School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,450
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 181,400

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