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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 10,358,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 85,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 10,358,900

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Leadership Foundation Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 84,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
12 Plus United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,655,700

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13110 records found.