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)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Los Angeles LGBT Center N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Healthy Black Families Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,723,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 101,380

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beauty Bus Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Step Beyond Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,534,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,359,050

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