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)
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 530,318

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Asian Pacific Institute On Gender-Based Violence Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 425
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Live Oak Institute Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 183,675

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kelly S Brush Foundation VT Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Light From Light Inc SC Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 10,050,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Care and Share Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
TrueChild Inc. United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 318,714

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