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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 9,500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 202,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 122,938

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thrive Alliance CA Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 365,603

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,138,405

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