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
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture 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
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Oakland Boxing Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Future Project, Inc. NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
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
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor 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
Congregation Sinai of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corvallis Public Schools Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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