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)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Wagner Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Page SUM 5,846,349

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 57,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation for Monterey County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Independent Voter Education CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Japanese American National Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 1,363,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
My Good Deed United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,295,398

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13110 records found.