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)
Mayer Elementary School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Women Make Movies N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Digital Promise N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 4,752,128

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 402,739

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 -250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Full Circle Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Atheists, Inc. NJ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 23,674,945

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Inc of the Pacific Northwest United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Family & Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Women Make Movies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Digital Promise United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 4,752,128

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13110 records found.