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)
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,637,820

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 59,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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 841,780

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SLZGSL Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Massachusetts Foundation, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -237
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Metro United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Veterans Squaring Away Veterans United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code.org United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 154,963

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