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)
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
International Media Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Ignite Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 786,868

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
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
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 509,750

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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
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 898,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jesuit High School of New Orleans United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Latinas Contra Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Ministries, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
FCL Educational Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
UNIDOSUS United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 594,225

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13110 records found.