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)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Give2Asia San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 53,325
SEMI Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parent Institute for Quality Education Inc N/A CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 180,957

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Torah High Schools of Phoenix N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amnesty International France N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Ethiopia Reads N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 117,400

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 241,485

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Shin Shin Educational Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 396,472

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