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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ZappyLab, Inc. Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 749,640

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 830,776

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Windsor Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
City Year, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Milpitas Christian School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 490,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 689,850

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