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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Transcend, Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Congregation Beth Elohim N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Robert's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont Alameda CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Repertory Theatre N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 2,858,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Venice Arts N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 294,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 7,400
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2018 8,625
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 105,225

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Transcend, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Congregation Beth Elohim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Robert's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,276
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Ecology and Agriculture Fremont United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Carlton Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 175
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,850
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Hospice by the Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 2,858,804

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13110 records found.