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)
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,483
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whittier College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 279,283

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 125,410

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 269,352
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Hoffman Institute Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Aquarium of the Pacific CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Page SUM 1,228,052

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Page SUM 3,016,385

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13110 records found.