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)
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
True Love Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Rosa All City Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 742,750

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Nia Technologies, Inc. N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Project Healthy Children N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Delft University of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Carleton College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 410,718
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation 22Stars N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Excellence in Education N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 3,643,218

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
EARN Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,017,800

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California at Irvine United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Hermitage Cat Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 222,950

Pages

13110 records found.