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)
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 1,381,079

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
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
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 218,309

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pratham USA TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
MW Fund Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adelante Mujeres OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 851,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 176,047

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13110 records found.