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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 144,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 97,070

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -437,406

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
Resonate Workshops United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Third Way Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,902,118

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13110 records found.