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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Other Side of the Dunes N/A FL United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Agenda Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GLAAD Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -174,346

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Karolinska Institutet N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Lean Lab N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Immediate Life, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Srv2thrv Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of the Rockies N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,533,320

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education VA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 291,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Other Side of the Dunes United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Human Development and Children Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
The Agenda Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Math/Science Nucleus United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GLAAD Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
St. Joseph Carmelite Monastery United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 847,090

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13110 records found.