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 Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ladera Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys Hope Girls Hope N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 194,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Beyond The Spectrum Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
World Vision N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Rainbow Village Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 62
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Orange Countys United Way N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,277,227

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Internews Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ceiba Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,333,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 69,750

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