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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,631,973

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,631,973

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Climate Central, Inc. NJ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Tee of North Flordia Inc. FL Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Powerhouse Environmental Arts Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 43,333,333
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Squashdrive CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Living Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 45,506,083

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advanced Energy Economy Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,523
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,631,973

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13110 records found.