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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Patient Empowerment Network N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save N/A WA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 3,139,190

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Boxing Club Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Page SUM 435,515

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Fire Relief Mission MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Living Goods CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 215,850

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Patient Empowerment Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Life You Can Save United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Uptown Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Russian Riverkeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 21,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,900,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Stride Center United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
McCarthy Middle School PTO Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Berkeley City Club Conservancy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Page SUM 3,139,190

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13110 records found.