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)
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Grace Network N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,686,210

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 30,800

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,450
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Movember Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cancer CAREpoint CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 227,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Page SUM 1,158,550

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