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)
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Contemporary Art N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Church of the Ascension N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Page SUM 485,413

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Church of the Ascension N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Media Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Page SUM 485,413

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eisenhower Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Special Olympics Hawaii Inc HI Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Agenda Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 301,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Homeboy Industries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2018 388,938
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Church of the Ascension United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Page SUM 485,413

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13110 records found.