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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 93,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,091,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Page SUM 904,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fugees Family Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scripted, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 900,000
North Valley Animal Disaster Group United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 941,625

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