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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Metro United Way Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 204,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kahilu Theatre Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Metro United Way Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 204,400

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cabrillo College Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Vision Quilt OR Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,849,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Metro United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 204,400

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13110 records found.