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)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 546,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 96,595

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Page SUM -430,579

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Learning Center Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Miss Porters School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Page SUM 782,070

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