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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,246,464

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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
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 169,195

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,573,257

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 264,200

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13110 records found.