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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimers Texas Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Climate Solutions N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 531,257

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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 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development 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
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 253,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,034,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimers Texas Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
The Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greyhound Friends for Life United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Benicia Girls Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 531,257

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13110 records found.