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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Reading Tree San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 349,966

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Give2Asia San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 418,983

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 358,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Robotics United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Father’s House International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
WeDontWaste Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Page SUM 416,800

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