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)
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 4,251,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 170,945

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Crowden Music Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Project Scientist CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pajaro Valley Arts Council CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prospect Silicon Valley CA Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Page SUM 240,550

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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 Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 17,500
Page SUM 279,116

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13110 records found.