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)
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Momentum Community Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc Alameda CA United States Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Prevention Institute of California Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SHE-CAN Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 110,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,135,175

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Parks and Arts Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 286,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Project Scientist United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Lawrence Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 126,750

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