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)
Sanyu Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foster City Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 534,217

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other 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
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 499,359

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Villages of San Mateo County CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 222,941

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
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
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 122,434

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