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)
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Palo Alto Girls Softball League Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hawes Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Page SUM 2,281,922

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Massachusetts Boston N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 56,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Buddhist Global Relief N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gathering for Justice Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Voces de la Frontera N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Peace Education Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,563,300

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
True Love Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,363,185

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 97,500
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
10,000 Degrees United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Preble Street United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Governing Council of the University of Toronto Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 138,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,384,700

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