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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
19 for Life Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Page SUM 25,203,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 121,168

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phoenix Children's Hospital AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc AZ Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Langham Partnership USA Inc NFP AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Heart for the City AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 437,774

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 110,700

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