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)
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community 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 400
Solidago Foundation N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Jackson Hole Ski Club N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,387,217

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeboy Industries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of Rochester N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Lovin Spoonfuls Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of America N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Newberg Fish Emergency Service N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 45,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Build Change CO Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Sanergy, Inc. GA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish NY Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,475
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 407,875

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Solidago Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Jackson Hole Ski Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 29,867
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Almaden Country School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,387,217

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13110 records found.