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)
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Apollo High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Preservation Action Council of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 453,400

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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
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
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
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 182,945

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 878,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 83,551
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Texas Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -65,448

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13110 records found.