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)
Midland School Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,488,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of National Guard Families N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Headwaters Science Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Occidental College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 707,103

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Public Policy Institute of California CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Elite Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Good Karma Bikes CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Times Up Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 375,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 6,494
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Arts Northwest United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -23,573,206

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