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)
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,496,429

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health 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
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 218,309

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 250,350

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -438,406

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13110 records found.