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)
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Generative Somatics Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
O'Neill Sea Odyssey N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 58,493
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 213,333

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -52,413
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 11,899,712

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City of Yreka CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
FFWD CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St Josephs Family Center CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 2,194,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Page SUM 2,141,135

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13110 records found.