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)
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Audubon Society, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 307,583

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 191,800

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
California Tahoe Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
C. B. Eaton Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 107,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Circle Economy Netherlands Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
St. Meinrad Arch Abbey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fundacion Capital - Fundak Panama Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,800
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for EastWest Studies Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ocean Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Random Acts of Flowers United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 684,850

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