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)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Live Oak Institute Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 125,866

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Iowa State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 1,397,730

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Yreka CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 2,198,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Excellence in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,947,350

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