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)
San Diego River Park Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Homework Central San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,089,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jimma University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 166,150

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -3,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,304,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Woodside Village Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Boston Cares Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Love and Second Chances United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Medha Corp United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prospect Silicon Valley United States Community Improvement Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 11,184,950

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