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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Day School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,162,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,143,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 939,735

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Oregon Childrens Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Tahoe Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Light Tower Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
APA Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Page SUM 30,102,000

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