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)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
3rd I South Asian Independent Film San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Back On My Feet PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Young Men's Christian Association of Greater Seattle WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Lawrence University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 692,250

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