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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,936,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 323,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,075,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,936,400

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13110 records found.