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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Interfaze Educational Productions, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Page SUM 442,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 376,350

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Olympic Valley Freeride and Freestyle Team CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Common Cause Education Fund CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Rocketship Redwood City CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 806,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Preetirang Sanctuary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 224,900

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