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)
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,112
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,841
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Camaldolese Hermits of America N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 160
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 990,175

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 325,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
SLS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Association for Services for the Aged United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgia Tech Research Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 124,510
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Optimum Health Institute San Diego United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 420,860

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