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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harold Pump Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 118,665

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 213,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Speaker Series CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
MyPath CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200,000
Enloe Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 358,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 269,200

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