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)
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
C. B. Eaton Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,615,367

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
iFoster Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,751,693

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tower Cancer Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,776
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Notre Dame de Namur University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 55,640

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 760,652

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