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)
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Outreach N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 199,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
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
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
TFL US Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Louisiana State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 6,494
Year Up Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Page SUM -24,076,246

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MEET International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Page SUM 787,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 400,300

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