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)
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Indian Treaty Council San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 169,316

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
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
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 232,004

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Global Oncology, Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Page SUM 651,588

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
International African American Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Roy Gomm Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Voices of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY), Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 75,535
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
Generative Somatics United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Prince of Peace Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Page SUM 406,050

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