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)
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GivePower Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 2,092,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Berthoud Robotics N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 7,100
Page SUM 996,870

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rahima International Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Healthy You Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 179,622

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Page SUM 20,637,913

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13110 records found.