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)
Orchard Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 653,097

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 218,309

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Collective Impact CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Page SUM 1,947,100

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts Council of New Orleans United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at Lincoln Center Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 396,550

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