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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 763,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor 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
Page SUM 477,500

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conservacion Patagonica CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Partners CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Bishop O'Dowd High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 606,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American-Italian Cancer Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,174,099

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13110 records found.