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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Heyday Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Police Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley House Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Margaret J. Kemp San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 35,000
Page SUM 521,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 232,870

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Charity Fair Horse Show CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Lab SF CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
JW House CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Everest Public High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circus Center CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Campbell Union High School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
Page SUM 519,114

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,673
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohio Campus Compact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 381,173

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