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)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Channing House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Page SUM 2,618,898

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GiveWell San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Page SUM 2,618,898

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 140,160
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Irving Cares, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Elite Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
NCGA Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,637,910

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Trieste Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 4,945
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Headwaters Science Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Verified Voting Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Beyond Type 1 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 74,912

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13110 records found.