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)
GreatNonprofits San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 458,300

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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 Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Capital & Main CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Urban Forests CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Expanding Your Horizons Network CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 216,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beyond The Spectrum Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Preetirang Sanctuary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 2,116,900

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