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)
Flourish Agenda Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,957
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 105,439

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
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 232,870

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,848,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre First United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jefferson Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Victory Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Caramel Connections United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 974,500

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13110 records found.