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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Geohazards International San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 719,198

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 272,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ising Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 719,198

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,025,000
TransFormCA CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Self Help Enterprises CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
ZappyLab, Inc. CA Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Selby Lane Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,178,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
The General Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Madre Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 332,050

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