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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
UPA PTSO Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 4,057,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 277,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Edify CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 286,220

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Out In Tech Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
National Film Preserve, Ltd. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pearl Elegance Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight LA Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 432,614

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