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)
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 139,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
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
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 149,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grace Wilsey Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 230,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pepal Foundation England Human Services Committee Advised 2018 8,000
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
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Chicago United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 874,575

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