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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Mark Day School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 829,714

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment 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
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 461,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peten Health CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Public Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 141,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 152,926

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