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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 705,561

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
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
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
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
Page SUM 182,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Collective Impact CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Amplifier Foundation WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,819,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Whole Armour International Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Turning Green United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 140,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 925,226

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13110 records found.