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 Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grey Bears CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Simon Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonding Against Adversity Inc TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsboro Community Foundation Inc OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hunter College Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Fondation Lejeune France Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Louisville Urban League United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Workshops United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.