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)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,722,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
SPARK San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,960,610

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 166,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adelante Mujeres OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 536,688

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Quoria Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Campbell Girls Fastpitch Softball United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 700
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ross Valley Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Evergreen State College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ohio Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Northern California Vipassana Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 633,000

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