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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,544,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Crowden Music Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Friends of Literacy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 300
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,544,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission High Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative MN Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. NH Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
National Foundation for Facial Reconstruction NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Look What She Did CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Algemeiner Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,151,572

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Jaipur Foot Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nonhuman Rights Project Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Page SUM 6,375,485

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13110 records found.