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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services 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 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family and Children Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenya HELP San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 283,300

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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
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Page SUM 59,500

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Accelerator for America CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Cabrillo Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 611,716

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,306,698

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13110 records found.