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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,224,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
SHELTER, Inc. Contra Costa Other Donor Advised 2018 250
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,224,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Harmony Program NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frontier Innovations Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Ann’s School NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
One By One WA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 177,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Page SUM 115,785

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13110 records found.