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)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 152,966

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 111,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 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
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 104,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Oakland Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Seed Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Hands Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 152,966

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13110 records found.