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)
Breast Cancer Action San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Morgan Hill Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 200,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,505,425

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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
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 20,915

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vision to Learn CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Police Foundation CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
uAspire Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 256,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 5,524,550

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13110 records found.