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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
America Achieves Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 2,013,762

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 106,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Temple University-Of the Commonwealth System of Higher Educa United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 231,125
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lead Mine Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Creativity Explored United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fishing Academy Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
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
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Page SUM 1,606,855

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