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)
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 11,500
Mei Fong and Associates San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pelican Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Home of Hope, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 727,000

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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
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
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
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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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
J Craig Venter Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 249,739
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Conspiracy of Beards CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Youth Science Institute CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Thrive Alliance CA Membership Organizations Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Paws Helping People, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 20,885,554

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,298,198

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13110 records found.