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)
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation Marin CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,387,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
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
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 168,945

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 96,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
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 Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 118,861

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