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)
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Jaipur Foot Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Higher Ground Academy N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 282
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Girls Sports Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Carmel Community Girls Softball Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Livermore Diablos Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Drexel University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
National Yiddish Book Center Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 139,882

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 119,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 313,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Windward Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Thomas Jefferson University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
McKenzie River Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sister Song, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Better Angels Society Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friendship Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Camelot Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,080
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,422,055

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13110 records found.