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)
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Conservation Corps Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,745,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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 1,000
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
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. 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
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 173,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pratham USA TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
MW Fund Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,135,125

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
China Labor Watch Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 450
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,185
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 10,825,585

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