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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of Richmond N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little League Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Einstein Academy N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 284,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 435,515

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vaad Hanochos Hatmimim Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
350Seattleorg WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Community Properties Impact Corporation OH Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Mad Dog Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 403,550

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Ignited United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Childrens Miracle Network United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Policy Institute of California United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Dove Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AFS-USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 205,860

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