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)
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Horizons Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Quoria Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Parents Club West Portal School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,670,129

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Feed the Hungry San Miguel, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Chabad of Burbank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Women's Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 38,000
Center on Halsted N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer International Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Recovery Network Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Times Up Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Teen Kitchen Project N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Verified Voting Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 203,950

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Boys and Girls Club of Stanton CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Promise Worldwide CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 609,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MSI-US United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 361,882

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13110 records found.