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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Military Museum Project N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Population Action International N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Parker Family Health Center Inc N/A NJ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation N/A WI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
International Fire Relief Mission N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,077,404

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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 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 393,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Change Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 135,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kids of Kathmandu Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Midpeninsula Community Media Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
GreatNonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gals of Cabrillo College United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 753,350

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