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)
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Community Housing Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AspiraNet San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Super Stars Literacy Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Insight Meditation South Bay San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 349,489

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 383,616

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,202
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Modesto Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 550
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 492,497

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 382,450

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