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)
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Phoenix High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,700
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 350
Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -426,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hope House N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
World Learning, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Race Swami N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asperger Syndrome & High Functioning Autism Association Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 104,700

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Redwood Forrest Foundation Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 302,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Dream Catchers Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Center for Journalists Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,616,200

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13110 records found.