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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,667,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,116,400

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawes Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Super Stars Literacy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alena Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asha for Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 659,726

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Beyond The Spectrum Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Preetirang Sanctuary United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Page SUM 222,499

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