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)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parkway Heights Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 720,122

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 117,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Bronco Bench Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Environmental Council Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squash On Track CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Andrew's School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rich May Foundation CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,850
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Costanoa Commons Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 495,329

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Techbridge Girls United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,825,000

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