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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pug Rescue of Sacramento Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 294,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Paradise Recreation and Park District N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 7,616,570

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 32,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Gates Programs, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 153,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Illinois at Chicago United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Jimma University Ethiopia Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
University of Maryland United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 170,950

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