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)
Pet Assisted Therapy Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cesar Chavez Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM -421,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 699,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Viewpoint Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimistic Traveler CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Page SUM 118,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
Page SUM 3,999,285

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