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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 338,275

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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 750
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 140,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
American Jewish Committee GA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 320,059

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Channing House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,176
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grandmothers Against Gun Violence Nonprofit Corp United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 68,626

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