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)
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Volunteers of America Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer Food Bank N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,333,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Page SUM 1,505,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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 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
Page SUM 104,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Cancer League Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bay Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 225
Caramel Connections CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mosaic Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Krio Descendants United of California CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Page SUM 10,159,775

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 31,269,150

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