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)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 215,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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
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
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 460,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pratham USA TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
MW Fund Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Adelante Mujeres OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 153,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Our Military Kids, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westmont High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tustin Public School Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
NAMI Santa Clara County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Central Kitchen Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 61,380
Cascade School of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Belle Air Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 583,380

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13110 records found.