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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SpaandanB Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Food Safety N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mayan Families N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 352,476

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 217,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery NY Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 913,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SpaandanB United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St. Albans Country Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Food Safety United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pleasanton Girls Softball League United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,400
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 352,476

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13110 records found.