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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Shop with a Cop Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christa McAuliffe Parent-Faculty Group Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 3,681,852

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 207,059

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Angeles Jewish Home for the Aging CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 231,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Page SUM -396,329

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13110 records found.