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)
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orchard Valley Youth Soccer League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Housing Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 408,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
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
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 304,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Ruskin Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 26,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 998,730

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Amani US Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Global Training Network Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Orlando VA Medical Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 810
Algemeiner Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 37,500
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,437,360

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13110 records found.