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)
ITT Bay Area Alumni Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Names University Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Women's Center N/A CA United States Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 55,000
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Unified School District Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 484,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Passageway Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vermont Public Radio N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 549,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 884,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Friends of Literacy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 207,500

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