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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Elite Academy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Artescape N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Feather River Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roses in Concrete Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 805,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Olmsted County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,190,535

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl CA Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill Family Shelter Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Internet Archive CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 405,150

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