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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo Park School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
National Association of Adventurous Black Women San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Richmond Community Foundation Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yes on W - San Mateo County Neighbors for Congestion Relief San Mateo CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 177,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 217,809

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adelante Mujeres OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 844,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of Chicago United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 23,709
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 154,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Culver City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New England Patriots Charitable Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Photo Patch Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Consortium for Graduate Dgrs Minorities in Engineer United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 275,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,070,659

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