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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 84,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mahereza Nutrition and Health Center Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 84,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Gathering Inn CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nami Santa Cruz County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pratham USA TX Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,341,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hawes Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
India Community Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,661,025

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13110 records found.