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)
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Arden Wood Inc San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 928,635

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 848,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,858,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leaping Clear Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westmont High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 360,650

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