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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CSUSB Philanthropic Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 149,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 339,739

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 40,365
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 906,065

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Page SUM 1,422,723

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