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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Alameda Girls Softball Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 421,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor 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
Page SUM 477,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
San Jose Astronomical Association CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 260,625

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Preetirang Sanctuary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 252,650

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