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)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Resort Alameda CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Costa Rica Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 176,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church San Mateo Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 21,000
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
First Resort Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Gallaher (Robert S.) Elementary School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
ABS CBN Foundation Inc San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fundacion Omar Dengo Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 176,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Read - Menlo Park Literacy Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Women Leader Network CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Metro United Way Inc KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project TF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,203
Grassroots Leadership Inc NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 537,798

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Workshops for Warriors Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
OC International, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Kauai Lifeguard Association United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Amadiora A.C. Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,000
Page SUM 309,540

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13110 records found.