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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 24,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Code for Fun Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 330,675

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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
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
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
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 240,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Saint Monica Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Simon Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Leaping Clear Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Taylor Family Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 272,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation 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
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
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
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 120,099

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