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)
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Thrive Alliance San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 75,000
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
HealthRIGHT 360 San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 254,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 122,938

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Robert's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Raheem AI CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whittier College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 484,603

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 50,650

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