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)
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lynbrook Excellence in Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,092,100

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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)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sumba Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Business USA CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,889,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 138,900

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