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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 260
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 230,760

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 197,921

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 636,088

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,491
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rain for the Sahel and Sahara, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Re:store Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Harvest Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 524,691

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