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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oakland Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mark Day School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 91,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other 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
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
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 499,359

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Youth Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Oakland Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 346,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
American Jewish Committee United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Works/San Jose United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 152,426

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13110 records found.