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)
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Go Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bella Vista League Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 132,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 402,739

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
FCL Educational Fund CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Gubbio Project, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 633,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Radio United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 280,700

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