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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,158,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance Santa Clara Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 699,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Burning Man Project CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Animal Equality CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 886,520
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wags and Walks CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy You Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Page SUM 1,216,720

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
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
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
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
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
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 187,800

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