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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Safe Water Network N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Villanova University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Joseph Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Digital Asia Hub N/A Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 709,484

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
New Endeavors by Women N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grey Bears N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,005,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Park Foundation MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sightsavers Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
The SAMFund MA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,639,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grey Bears United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,005,400

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13110 records found.