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)
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 485,876

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 172,921

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Global Oncology, Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 661,388

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Centennial State Ballet United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Illinois Institute of Technology United States Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 975,400

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