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)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
One Child Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 225,200

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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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 506,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Snow Leopard Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,977,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
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
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
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 550
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
Page SUM -391,656

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