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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,147,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 500,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Quest Scholars Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Shelby's SafeSpace CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 632,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 152,926

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