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)
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Peninsula Quilters Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Greene Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 814,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Page SUM 4,307,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,946
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation CA Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 500
Civic Leadership USA CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Institute for Local Government CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 -50,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Page SUM 2,615,346

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Montage Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Muscular Dystrophy Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Women Involved In Reentry Efforts United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Reading Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 865,485

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