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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corpus Christi Monastery San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,157
KAM Family Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 518,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 202,850

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 176,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,030,150

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