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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center N/A OK United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Internews Network N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
African Parks Foundation of America N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 244,942

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
Page SUM 697,520

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 305,000
Medha Corp MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 825,783

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Great Plains Technology Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Plateau Valley School District NO. 50 In The County of Mesa United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Treehouse United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,692
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Internews Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 244,942

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13110 records found.