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, and corporate 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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Philippine Development Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Pacific Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,014,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 140,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Kids Home Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,605,111

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lutheran Church of Our Savior United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 154,099

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