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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 157,967

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 443,050

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California Chicano Newsmedia Association, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
NSSF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Home of Hope, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Impact Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -75,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Rise Together Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Frank L. Huff Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 440,114

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,801
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,350
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Action and Contemplation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 829,851

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13110 records found.