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)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 318,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,310
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 349,010

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,850
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Equitable Food Initiative DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Diego Youth Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 564,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Back On My Feet United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Open the Circle United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for American Freedom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,406,665

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13110 records found.