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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,650
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 489,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 213,809

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 460,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Urban School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Community Works West Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Pangea Legal Services CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 3,317,118

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 320,052

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