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)
Kiwanis Club of Los Altos Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Junior Basketball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Asian Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 30,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 624,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 207,059

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Adelante Mujeres OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Giving in Motion Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grand Canyon Trust AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 879,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Principe Productions Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Marin Shakespeare Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 125,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jeanne Geiger Crisis Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Purdue University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Massachusetts General Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Seaside Pony Baseball Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 742,900

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13110 records found.