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)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SPUR San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 200,000
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 708,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 11,902,712

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
High Resolves America CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Radiosurgery Society CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Stride Center CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fremont Girls Sports Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 761,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harmony Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Private Charitable Medical Institution Children's Hospice Russian Federation Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 152,500

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