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)
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
San Mateo Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 328,038

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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
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,118,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Calero High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Highlands Preschool CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Autism Movement Therapy Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 531,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
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
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,912,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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 5,000
Page SUM 1,982,109

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13110 records found.