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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 257,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 218,309

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 88,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Page SUM 190,161

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