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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Radio Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 234,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
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
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
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 211,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Live Oak Adult Day Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 486,580

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 10,293,200

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