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 State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,436

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
History San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Keep Florida Beautiful Inc FL Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services 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
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.