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)
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Tax-Aid San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 74,292
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Page SUM 647,132

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 163,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,452,475

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coding It Forward Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 149,850

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