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)
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Project Amigo Marin CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Norcal Golden Retriever Rescue Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,165,350

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Leaping Clear Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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
Dove Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 137,100

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of YOSAR, Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 200
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Time for a Change Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,804,350

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Gardens United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 137,450

Pages

13110 records found.