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)
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,333
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NextFlex Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 24,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 883,574

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pine Street Inn, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of Northern California N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Poverty Project, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,455,547

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Optimum Health Institute San Diego CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,140
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Giving As One, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 294,140

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Page SUM 110,500

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