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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,250,890

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,250,890

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pie Ranch CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jackson Hole Ski Club WY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 402,235

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aesara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
WomenSV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chicago Horticultural Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,550,171
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 520,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,395,374

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13110 records found.