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)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Project Access Inc N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,699,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 426,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Holy Spirit School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 457,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 31,472,560

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