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)
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
APA Heritage Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Ramon Valley Education Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
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 25,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 668,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 444,015

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Mateo County Law Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Rapid Resist Action CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 764,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 154,014
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience Indigenous Corp. Australia Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Youngstown State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Episcopal Senior Communities Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Information Technology and Management Poland Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Agastya International Foundation India Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 332,014

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