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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Turning Green Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 951,726

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 119,168

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 500
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Salvation Army AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
International Sonoran Desert Alliance AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 27,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Kids At Hope AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,693,357

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 231,300

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