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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Human Development N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,514,385

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity TX Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham, Inc. NC Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 147,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chopsticks Alley Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southwest Human Development United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Hollister Youth Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Holy Spirit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Justice & Diversity Center of the Bar Assoc. of SF United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,514,385

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13110 records found.