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)
First Place for Youth Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Early Education N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 362,980

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 56,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 342,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lewis and Clark College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 383,200

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