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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 107,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Call to Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 107,925

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Son of a Saint LA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
MK Level Playing Field Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways for Kids CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 346,980

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 130,000
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Defense Fund United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,333,800

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13110 records found.