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)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,150,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of Redwood City San Mateo Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,150,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Up with People-Incorporated California CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 472,726

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
End Violence Against Women Coalition England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project MORE Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TNTP Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,520
Seeds of Peace Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Maloto Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Psi Services III Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,322,270

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13110 records found.