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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 97,299

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 27,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Science Gurus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sakamoto Parent Teacher Organization Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
THINK Together Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Villages of San Mateo County San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Berkeley Youth Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 247,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,700
Recovery Cafe San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harold Pump Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Gregory Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Shine Global, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 562,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,448,940

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13110 records found.