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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,601,976

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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 218,309

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association for India's Development, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 921,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Desert Aids Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
World Bicycle Relief NFP United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Circus Center United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Leland High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 414,900

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