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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A NV United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust N/A NH United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 261,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 26,138,056

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13110 records found.