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)
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Valley ROCP Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Care and Share Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archaeological Conservancy N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,392,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 160,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PFLAG Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 207,488

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Care and Share Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Archaeological Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,392,950

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13110 records found.