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)
Institute on Aging San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Friends of Peak To Peak Inc Contra Costa CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,407,929

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 93,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Population Connection DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,139,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The 74 Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 76,914
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 350
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Buddhist Progress Society United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 590
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 717,154

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13110 records found.