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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
iMentor Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,322
Rapid Resist Action Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Generations United Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 355,172

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 461,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Collective Impact CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,190,075

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House Alaska United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Xavier High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wheelock College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 792,792

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13110 records found.