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)
TFL US Incorporated N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Headwaters Science Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Patrick's Seminary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,079,230

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 393,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 61,850

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,233,783

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