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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Project H Design Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Page SUM 121,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 488,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Communities for a Better Environment CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 67,000
Union City Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of Angels Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,506,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 152,426

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