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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 456,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 460,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 62,400
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pratham USA TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
MW Fund Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 425,550

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Ann’s School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Texas Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 56,500
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeDontWaste Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,400
San Francisco Information Clearinghouse United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 261,300

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