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)
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,300
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
National Liberty Ship Memorial, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 328,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 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
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 578,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation Citizen Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marygrove College MI Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Page SUM 489,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100
Vaidica Vidhya Ganapathi Center Inc United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 151
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Greater Washington Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
C 60 Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 45,000
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
Foundation Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 169,451

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