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)
The Lab SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plug in America N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,750
Page SUM 774,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Louisiana State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -24,281,881

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gavilan College Educational Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community College District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 200,343

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
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
Mercy Ships United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 475,800

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