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)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development 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 350
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,500
California Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 602,551

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 172,445

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Resurrection Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 314,675

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
Page SUM 3,210,000

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