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)
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
DeMarillac Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
NetHope Inc Marin VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 101,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Phu Dong Youth Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Leigh HS Performing Arts Parents Association Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Gardner Family Health Network Inc Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Hands Foundation Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Girls Softball League Marin Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
StartOut San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Design that Matters Inc. Contra Costa International Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 148,553

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Justification of Youth IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Allen (Decima M.) Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong City Baltimore MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Santa Fe Opera NM Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Volunteers of America Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wildlife Care CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 375,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of Nottingham England Education Donor Advised 2018 11,260
International Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Center for Elder Affairs Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mayan Families United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Film Forum, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lowell Slater Richardson Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 736,210

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