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)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hoover Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 209,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 617,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shane's Inspiration CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
International FIRST Committee Association VA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Forest Service Employees For Environmental Ethics OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,345,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Curtis Institute of Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Real Hope for Haiti United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
LearnLaunch Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Nantucket Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,188,900

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