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)
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leigh High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 405,514

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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
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
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vidya Poshak N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,600
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)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Barbara CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Coalition for Clean Air CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Latinas Contra Cancer CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,189,125

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
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 68,650

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