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)
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Livermore Valley Winegrowers Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 225,530

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,522,980

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -233,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Taylor Family Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Windsor Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,040,970

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Congress of American Indians United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Protect Democracy Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 692,868

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