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)
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 225,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 213,809

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bishop O'Dowd High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Oakland Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planetree Health Library CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 80,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 250,200

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