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)
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
18 Reasons San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,691
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 804,631

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
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
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
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 471,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Mills College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 237,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church United States Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -415,536

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13110 records found.