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)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, Supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 35,000
Wildlife Care Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South San Jose Softball Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 230,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
UFW Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hollister Youth Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -113
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Cambodian Children's Fund CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Girls Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 5,161,087

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,038,510

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