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)
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,897
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,020,019

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FoodWhat Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Chopsticks Alley Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wayfinder Family Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
DeMarillac Academy CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Food for Thought CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 943,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,069,210

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