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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda OH United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Living Hope Ministries in Haiti Inc. Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Page SUM 460,538

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Library Association of La Jolla CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Words & Warmth NC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Revival Inc. MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport LA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Knowledge and Achievement, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 331,775

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Calaveras Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 815,850

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