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)
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Gooru San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Moms Against Poverty San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 530,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 96,595

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Police Foundation CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
uAspire Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jacobs Heart Childrens Cancer Support Services CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Page SUM 188,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Center for Higher Ambition Leadership Inc United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Torah Schools For Israel United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,250
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
University of Chicago United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Possible Dreams International Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 896,475

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