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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
We Teach Science Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Just Read Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 82,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
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
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 418,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
East Oakland Boxing Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Oakland Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planetree Health Library CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 270,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Scholarmatch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 10,144,200

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