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)
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 129,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
Oster Elementary School Home and School Club Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 71,510

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Rescue Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 220,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Blossom Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Unity Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
La Jolla Music Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 502,967

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Next Door, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 900
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ohio Campus Compact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eastern Congo Initiative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ignite United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 441,500

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