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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gather Ministries Inc. San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Our Pack, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 77,495

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
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
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
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 163,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Stage Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Sing for America Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Answers Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 766,849

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Preetirang Sanctuary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 141,950

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