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)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Food System 6 Accelerator San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Collective Impact San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 970,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 56,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 180,030

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ball State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ignite Adaptive Sports United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ProBuColls Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Greene Scholars United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Watershed Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,789,600

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13110 records found.