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)
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Center for Journalists Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 199,497
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Geoscience Education in Action N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Purdue University N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,874,912

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Women Make Movies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 225,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Words & Warmth NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Urban Revival Inc. MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Mid-Michigan Land Conservancy MI Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 130,325

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 233,850

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