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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 315,550

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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
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
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 145,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 320,059

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 350,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Denver Dumb Friends League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Go Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Invisible Children, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Communities in Schools of Wake County United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 77,016
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 563,991

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