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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
History San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Native Animal Rescue N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 332,021

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Page SUM 392,668

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
One Arizona AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,250
PAWSitively Cats AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Mijente Support Committee AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Arizona Animal Rescue Mission Inc AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 467,896

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM -457,600

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