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)
Project TF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 417,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Kamukama Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prince Edward Island Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 37,645
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Anima N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 804,305

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Restore Nineveh Now Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,100
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Deputy Sheriffs Foundation Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 75,520
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 153,697

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 89,358

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