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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 336,290

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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 50,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,390
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 336,290

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Veterans Legal Services Program Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kids First Enterprise WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Congress of American Indians DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 776,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Church of the Nativity United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Clayton Valley Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 202,300

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13110 records found.