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, and corporate 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)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Union for Reform Judaism Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,995,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 184,034

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 869,500

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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 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Healthy Young Attitude United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Beloit College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Visual Communications Media United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Firelight Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Riverkeeper, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 1,293,250

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13110 records found.