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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 385,720

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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
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 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
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 140,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eejot CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
PAHC Management and Services Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 284,825

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 838,774

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13110 records found.