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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 140,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,377,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cancer Prevention Institute of California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -500
Brothers for Life WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Repertory Theatre MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,556,773
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 4,349,148

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Presentation High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,708,485

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13110 records found.