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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Insight Garden Program Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Luna Kids Dance, Inc. Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People For Open Space Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 124,353
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Raising Malawi Inc N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 993,853

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,352,850

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
StartOut CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Community Action North Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
The Primary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 41,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 177,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 298,200

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