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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Asha for Education San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Creativity Explored San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,581,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
B'Tselem N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amigos for Christ N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 408,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City CA Donor Advised 2018 2,400
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sabores Well CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Making Waves Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Challenged Athletes Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 141,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Blue Star Moms United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Reservations United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Film Makers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 251,916

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