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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourn to the Past San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Home N/A PA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 171,918

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 119,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 633,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sojourn to the Past United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parkway Heights Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Payton Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family and Children Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
314 Action United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Oakland Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Home United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 57,200
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem United States Education Donor Advised 2018 668
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 171,918

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13110 records found.