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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,780
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 842,030

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,136,916

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohio Campus Compact OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities OR Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastern Congo Initiative DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Tower Cancer Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office CA Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 11,116,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BCT Institute for Media Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Rocketship Redwood City United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 784,200

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13110 records found.