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)
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mavericks Coastside Foundation N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wose Community Church of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,015,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 90,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Mothers Against Drunk Driving N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
RisingFoundations A Non-Profit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Benedict Parish & Schools N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Outreach Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Autism Speaks, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,408,259
Page SUM 4,305,009

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior State of America Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
Lick-Wilmerding High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Milpitas Christian School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 707,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Milton Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Personal Ponies Limited United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lawrence Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 147,450

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