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)
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Health Connected San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Inside the Outdoors Foundation N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Re:store Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 252,845

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 4,356,194

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 400
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Committee Advised 2018 5,215
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 152,615

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 266,500

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