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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
One Step Beyond Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Phillips Brooks School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Democracy Earth Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 187,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 304,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Preetirang Sanctuary CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American-Italian Cancer Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,199,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 105,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Texas Democracy Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 868,000

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