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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight LA Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Choral Association DBA Peninsula Girls Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Christa Mcauliffe Elementary Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,750
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 684,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -5
Page SUM 24,620

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Fathers and Families CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Page SUM 139,263

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 383,100

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