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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Parents Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CareMessage San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,445,879

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Parents Education Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CareMessage San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,445,879

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association IL Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mexico State University NM Education Donor Advised 2018 -365
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,197,634

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LGS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 35,405,500

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13110 records found.