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)
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 407,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
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 59,000

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 56,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 593,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mission Continues United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 2,310,218

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13110 records found.