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)
Bags of Love N/A OR United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tahirih Justice Center San Mateo CA United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Lionheart School Inc N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,874,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 397,376

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Lionheart School Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 550,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Upstart Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 13,862,700

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