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)
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 163,377

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,402,541

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Oakland Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Call of the Sea CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceiba Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 392,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Pittsburgh United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for the Mid South United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 616,002

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13110 records found.