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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
William James Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A GA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,304,170

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Meira Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
William James Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Create Good Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Creativity Explored San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HelpHopeLive Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Community Works West Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,304,170

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indiana University Foundation IN Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM -19,763,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Meira Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Create Good Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Creativity Explored United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HelpHopeLive Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Northern Maine Community College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,450,000
Community Works West Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 3,304,170

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13110 records found.