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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Laboure Society N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,205,320

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 474,609

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Woman's Work, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Laboure Society United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,205,320

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13110 records found.