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)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 237,860

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Taft Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Possibilities Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bennington College Corporation VT Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 353,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 64,680
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Taft Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rural Development Fund Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 237,860

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13110 records found.