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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
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
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 239,443

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 167,195

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 558,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PATH Drug Solutions United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
DogTag Bakery, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,799,890

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13110 records found.