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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto High School Sports Boosters Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 236,280

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 168,445

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Myeloma Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -226
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Ballet Assn CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 153,274

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 396,007

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