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)
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 211,435

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
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
Page SUM 59,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Reentry Institute CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eejot CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 128,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 32,475,930

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