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)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy You Network Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,698,426

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
Arc of Arizona Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Immigrant Defenders Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
TFL US Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,096,335

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Indian Treaty Council CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller CA Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Covia Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Salinas Pony Baseball Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rosie the Riveter Tr CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 169,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Leadership Roundtable Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 313,500

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13110 records found.