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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -398,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 170,900

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Optimistic Traveler CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Peach Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Living Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Page SUM 991,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Page SUM 3,985,885

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