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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,869,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Forests Forever Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,869,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Museo Italo-Americano CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Profit Network CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Fe Community Foundation NM General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 22,500
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. NC Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Center for the Study of Services DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Omid Foundation USA MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,801,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,669,550

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13110 records found.