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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 53,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 6,243,815

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 111,938

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families Forward CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 227,325

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,252,100

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