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)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,750,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
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
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 268,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
California Waterfowl Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 11,900
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 196,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,344,980

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