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)
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano AL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 525,750

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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
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
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
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)
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,017,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Louisville Urban League United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
His Mansion Ministries Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 480,350

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