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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 600
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 358,800

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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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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 12,500
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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Association of Medical Dosimetrists Education and NY Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology Corp NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,229,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Rural Development Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Citizens For Conservation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heart for the City United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Bella Vista League United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Lucy Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 276,400

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