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)
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Huckleberry Youth Programs, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 613,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Leland High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Milpitas Christian School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Page SUM 63,936

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unify the World CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc IN Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,109,698

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Companions on the Journey United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Idaho Youth Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Leave No Paws Behind Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Cycles United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
South County Outreach United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rethreaded Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 217,450

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