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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Robin Hood Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
EdSurge San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
YMCA of the East Bay Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 780,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 397,376

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Arcadia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,520,450

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