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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Venice Arts N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Drug Policy Alliance N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 54,030

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orphan Secure N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Governor Dummer Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 54,030

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado State University CO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Mary's School OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,627,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kahilu Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Thesmallslivefoundationinc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Promise Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Page SUM 313,400

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13110 records found.