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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,053
Animals Asia Foundation Limited San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Valley Churches United N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 376,803

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vivian Beaumont Theater Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Hill School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 600
American Indian College Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 395
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Free the Slaves Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Open the Circle N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Prep for Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Shatterproof a Nonprofit Corp N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 760,942

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Iridescent CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,065
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 539,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Holt International Children's Services Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 358,500

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