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)
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Heart Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Primary San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Harvey Mudd College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 226,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Museum Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 92,249

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Kings Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catticus Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
WomenSV CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Baker Home and School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Representation Project CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Prenatal Program, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 3,161,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
University of Georgia Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 81,800
National Chiao Tung University Taiwan (R.O.C.) Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
American Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 35,535
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -229,131

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