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)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
James Lick High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Times Up Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Brisbane Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 43,142
Page SUM 347,851

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 4,318,694

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 356,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Gardens United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 270,500

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