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)
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Leland High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 269,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 167,195

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 183,030

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PartnersGlobal United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,453,548
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000,000
Canary Fund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 37,523,698

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