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)
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Donaldson Way Elementary School Napa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 63,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,182,188

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
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
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
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
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 218,309

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adelante Mujeres OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 844,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asha for Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eagle Ranch Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Louisville Urban League United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 796,750

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13110 records found.