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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 962,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Promise Worldwide Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 20,090

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 301,898

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
John M. Horner Junior High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Project Angel Food United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Pony-Colt League Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,574,505

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