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)
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Tiger Woods Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Working Wardrobes for a New Start N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Alameda Park & Recreation Foundation Incorporated Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,252,966

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 74,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shark Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Page SUM 309,282

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,134,729

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