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)
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 180,350

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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 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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 54,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Greater Farallones Association CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Matter of Trust, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Page SUM 300,063

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
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
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,118,500

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