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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Services for Children San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nanjing University Alumni Association at San Francisco Bay Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lucy School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California History Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Institute Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Project TF United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
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