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)
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Great Books Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation N/A MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A AB United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering Inn N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 172,430

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 4,100
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 112,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Passlove Charity Foundation WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas TX Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,920
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 193,438

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Feed the Children, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
Catholic Education Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Futures in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Page SUM 190,975

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