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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sonoma Valley Girls Softball Association N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,491,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -4
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 113,391

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,206,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 37,767,810

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