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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Outreach N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Coalition for Clean Air N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
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
Page SUM 241,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 120,610

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Policy Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CAMFED USA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
City of Fremont CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 126,825

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Community Foundation of Morgan County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of the Bible Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 4,019,785

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