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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
PICO National Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 775,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 775,075

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Psi Services III Inc DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Page SUM 544,532

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Denver Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lide Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generations United Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Care, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unloop United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 727,650

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13110 records found.