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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Social Justice Collaborative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Angels School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 344,350

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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
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
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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 172,445

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 837,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
American Lung Association in California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jensen Beach Football & Cheerleading Assoc Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Friends of Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 39,774
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 292,078

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13110 records found.