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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 225,576

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 182,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
MW Fund Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 149,100

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Richmond United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 931,050

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