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)
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 216
Hoover Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnybrae Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 599,607

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 488,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adelante Mujeres OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
OneGoal IL Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 902,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Allston Brighton Youth Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Challenged Athletes Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 30
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Gathering Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Food Rescue US Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 597,930

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13110 records found.