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)
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Church in the Canyon N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Spirit School Solano CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,262
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 433,888

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
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
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 234,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
From the Heart Productions Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 407,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
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
Page SUM 279,900

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