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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Saratoga High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
EDGE Youth Leadership Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 490,469

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,134,149

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 192,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,567,200

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