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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 5,693,760

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Westside Baby N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Psi Services III Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
Greater Washington Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 398,515

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oakland International High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Child Aid OR Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 5,212,950

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