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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Page SUM 469,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joe Goode Performance Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Jubilee Campaign USA Inc Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Giveteens20 Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Page SUM 469,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
José Valdés Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Water Org Inc MO International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Seeds of Africa Foundation NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Page SUM 190,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venture For America, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Civic Design United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 145,300
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Green United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oakland International High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 1,820,550

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13110 records found.