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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 98,915

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Page SUM 1,052,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,140,450

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Saturday Academy United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Discovery World, Ltd. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Open Space Institute Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Free Speech for People Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
West Valley Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 262,625

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