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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Not Impossible Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 54,510
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 902,743

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 1,000
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
Page SUM 202,050

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Math/Science Nucleus CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine Supported Living Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Edify CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Project MORE Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Sports Boosters Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 311,618

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security 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
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 118,252

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