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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 457,532

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 172,445

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,353
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocket Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,737,603

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -423,106

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