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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 408,575

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 216,700

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Generations United Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Charter Schools Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 525,358

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 295,500

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