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)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood Credit Union Community Fund Inc Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 150
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
1951 Coffee Company Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nami Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music N/A CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 251,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 166,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mills College CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Creates CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Public Advocates, Inc. CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adas Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 312,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Plan International USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Page SUM 35,267,500

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