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 descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Bay Area Glass Institute Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Independent Voter Education N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 182,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joyful Heart Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corpus Christi Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Emory University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,200,000
Page SUM 2,428,270

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Social Profit Network CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Piedmont Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Leigh High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 907,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caterinas Club United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 95,908

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