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)
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ukiah Symphony Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys Hope Girls Hope N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 367,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
B'Tselem N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Encounter Programs Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Hand in Hand American Friends of Cntr for Jewish-Arab Edu in N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Tech 6072 N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford Youth Baseball Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amigos for Christ N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy Ships N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 475,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UPA PTSO CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 74,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 4,686
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Stage Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mosaic Family Services Inc United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 9,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Karidat United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 25,261,136

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