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)
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Committee Advised 2018 6,862
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,328,762

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 173,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
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
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,433,975

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Feed the Children, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 4,430,150

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