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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 431,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Gooru San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Burlingame Girls Softball Association San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 431,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Healthy Democracy Fund OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,001
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights in California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,162,126

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Epic Transitions United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,761
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Providence Community Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 538,400

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13110 records found.