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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Montessori School Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 223,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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
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
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 264,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Collective Impact CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,659,675

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Nevada Reno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United States Ski Team Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Jude School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 155,254
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 378,704

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13110 records found.