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)
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 378,633

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 488,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 376,833

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