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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A OR United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Oakland Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A OR United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
St. Lawrence University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friendship Place N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States 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 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 294,327

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Greene Scholars Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 116,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Niagara Hospice, Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight Meditation South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Page SUM 734,104

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Edward Neill Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milpitas Christian School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Page SUM 3,447,800

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