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)
Homeward Bound of Marin Marin CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
America SCORES Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Reed Institute N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 7,510,484

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 258,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,122,820

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeward Bound of Marin United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Look Media Works Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 51,684
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspen Valley Ski-Snowboard Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
America SCORES Bay Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Reed Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Flourish Agenda United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marygrove College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 7,510,484

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13110 records found.