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)
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 157,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 202,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Array Alliance Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,750
Fremont Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,858,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lumind-Research Down Syndrome Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 371,875

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13110 records found.