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)
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
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
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
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
Page SUM 1,752,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 57,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 841,780

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Indiana University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,258
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breast Cancer Action United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Seattle University United States Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 380
Pajaro Valley Arts Council United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Market Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 387,638

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