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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 226,580
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Healthy Democracy Fund N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
18 Reasons San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prosperity Now N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation N/A AK United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawrence University of Wisconsin N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Manzanar Committee N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
Page SUM 771,786

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 184,484

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 110,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Healthy Democracy Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
18 Reasons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Prosperity Now United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ralph E. Noddin Home and School Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lawrence University of Wisconsin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Polaris Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,500
Pleasant Hill Baseball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Manzanar Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,956
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 530,306

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13110 records found.