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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Page SUM 720,229

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
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
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
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
Page SUM 1,055,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
World Arts West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pomona College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burlingame Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 292,393

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 10,242,500

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13110 records found.