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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,562,903

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Hope Partnership Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,562,903

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Learning Ally Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Longmont Humane Society Inc. CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Earth University Foundation GA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
The Center for Global Enterprise Ltd NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Partners International WA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 346,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Hope Partnership Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 246,341
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Association of Veteran-Serving Organizations United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,984,012
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,750
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Union Square Business Improvement District United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,562,903

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13110 records found.