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)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boomer Esiason Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,169,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 686,220

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 736,000
iMentor United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Boomer Esiason Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Speaks Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,169,850

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13110 records found.