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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 39,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 474,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate 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
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 123,430

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
University of Florida Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
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
Page SUM 5,140,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Communities in Schools of Wake County United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Francisco School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hacker Fund United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Build Lebanon Trails United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Gathering for Justice Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,088,950

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