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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 1,301,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Page SUM 237,870

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6159 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Project Amigo CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Tim Brauch Memorial Skate Park Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Face Forward Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 112,103

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
King Ridge Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Foundation for Advancement Teaching W Coast Office United States Donor Advised 2018 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PICO National Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 475
School in the Square Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
SpaandanB United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Sanket Trust India Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,699
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 5,639,674

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