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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stagebridge Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 87,330

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New York Road Runners Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Advanced Energy Economy Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Bay Nature Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
For the Girls MD Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ladera Community Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pitzer College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Solutions International, Inc NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,618
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 885,908

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Buddhist Global Relief United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,348,345

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13110 records found.