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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 65,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Page SUM 1,054,100

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mad River Girls Fastpitch Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Generations United Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 9,900
Center for Media Change Inc CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Charter Schools Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Calvary Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Etz Chayim CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 552,333

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Mass Design Group United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Congregation Adat Yeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,210
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 10,244,209

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13110 records found.