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)
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 167,585

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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
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
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
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 140,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 171,334

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bayshore Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National State Teachers of the Year Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Aloha Angels Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 11,697,210

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