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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,328,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Page SUM 1,052,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Page SUM 531,288

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,292
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TransFormCA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -16
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Methow Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
POETIC United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 117,034
Essex Fells Borough United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 230,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 756,110

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