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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Squashdrive Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AIM for Mental Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Benito Youth Soccer League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Callipeplon Society N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Narrative Magazine Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Everest Public High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 161,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Montage Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Outreach Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 971,835

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Church of the Nativity CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Jewish Study Network Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 408,560

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Housing Corporation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Foundation of Western Nevada United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 303,160

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