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)
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 873,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 656,035
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 14,818,580

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Kitchen Project CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,250,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Promises2Kids Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 2,967,588

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 135,835

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