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)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Branham Hills Girls Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Squash On Track San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Chamberlains Children Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,258
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 150,308

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 337,572
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Chrysalis Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,053,072

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 563,101

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