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)
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 356,723

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 159,099

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Montage Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Pandemonium Aviaries CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
Techbridge Girls CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,575,617

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Alaska Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 439,850

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