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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
CURATUS Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health 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 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Vietnamese American Professional Women of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 198,817

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 848,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Page SUM 531,288

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Crowden Music Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Pathfinder International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plantrician Project United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Oneamerica United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 3,029,350

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