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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Nation Life Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millikin Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 845,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 152,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loyola High School Foundation MI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
University of Illinois at Chicago IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland MD Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc KS Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 229,053

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stuttering Association for the Young Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millikin Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wishbone Org United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
San Jose Judo Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Saint Thomas Aquinas Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Urban Revival Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 845,725

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13110 records found.