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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Floreciendo Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 225,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 59,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 841,780

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syringa Mountain Charter School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
AEROBridge United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 427,043

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