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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Corpus Christi Parish N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 969,250

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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 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 358,929

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 212,857

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,823
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,002,385

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13110 records found.