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)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 47,105
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of the Pacific N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Womens Audio Mission San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Bay Area Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Page SUM 377,655

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 721,350

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Andrew's School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,270,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
South Florida PBS Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 60,000
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Solar Richmond United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Sonoma Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,227,344

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