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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Concrn Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Groundswell Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Marine Science Institute San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 213,590

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 77,936

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Junior Basketball CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development NV Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,223,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Radiating Hope Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,280
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 131,617
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 850,482

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