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)
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Youth Speaks Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,485
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 314,371

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 232,004

Pages

6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Global Oncology, Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 9,700
New Orleans Video Access Center LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project NJ Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Code for Fun CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 572,553

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rainbow Village Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Corpus Christi Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
Lehigh University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Childrens Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cara Program United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Educators for Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 390,591

Pages

13110 records found.