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)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,242,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,242,450

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. NY Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Netherland-America Foundation Incorporated NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee of 100 Inc NY Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of St Hildas College Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 567,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Charter Schools Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,152,983

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13110 records found.