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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Jude School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 421,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 443,050

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Sciences Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kehillah Jewish High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Shanti Project Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 293,290

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 829,851

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