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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,250,890

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 800,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Young Dreamer Network San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,250,890

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Honor Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Justice NY Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 224,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
OMF International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 310,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,600
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 525,504

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13110 records found.