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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,528,999

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 172,445

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 122,425

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
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
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 155,284

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