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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denver Rescue Mission N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MLB Uptown LLC N/A TN United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
New Orleans Video Access Center N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alameda Elementary School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 519,521

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 125,168

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Science Laboratory NM Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 103,750

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Denver Rescue Mission United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MLB Uptown LLC United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Muslim Advocates United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
New Orleans Video Access Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One World Children's Fund United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fellowship of Christian Athletes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alameda Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 29,496
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 519,521

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13110 records found.