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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation Center San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,650
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Page SUM 148,751

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture 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
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
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 235,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose State University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
New Story, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Poetry Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John M. Horner Junior High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Soledad-Mission Recreation District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Page SUM 110,559

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 32,528,520

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