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)
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Oakland Youth Development Center Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 422,659

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Values at Work A Multi-State Consortium N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mexico Community Capital N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Accelerator for America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
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
Page SUM 4,404,759

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Joseph Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The University of Spiritual Healing and Sufism CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 522,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eagle Flight Squadron, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 347,050

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