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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Rios Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
THINK Together Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 636,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harmony Program N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,080,200

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Immigrant Policy Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Day School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 583,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Love, Inc. of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Laboure Society United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Gaucher Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Mary's College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Father Flanagans Boys Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 34,250

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