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)
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Young Adult Alliance N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
WNET N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 321,404

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 164,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Central Asia Institute MT International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 140,102

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Young Adult Alliance United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 99,084
Beyond The Spectrum Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Givelight Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defy Ventures Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
WNET United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 321,404

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13110 records found.