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)
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Works West Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,588
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance for Girls Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Saint Monica Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association of Orange County N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Caminar Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meira Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,253,338

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Film Forum, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cascade School of Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 558,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 109,745
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Innocents Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Contra Costa Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Page SUM 409,745

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 210,125

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