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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PFLAG Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 494,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 103,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern California Public Radio United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pine Street Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Riverside United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 136,000

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