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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 521,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Michigan State University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grameen Foundation USA N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Opportunity International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Irving Cares, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The SAMFund N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
Pacific Whale Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 25,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JK Grants CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,486
Parkinson's Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Church in the Canyon CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Education for Change CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 659,686

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 70,500

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13110 records found.