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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Oakland Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara County Library District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 849,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
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
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 217,809

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security 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
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services 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
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
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
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Page SUM 1,677,100

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahoe Rim Trail Association United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 576,250

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