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)
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote Solar Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
9 Dots Community Learning Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 72,582
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 179,317
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wings Learning Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 3,387,649

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,185
Innovations for Learning Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Kidney Cancer Association N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 422
Boston Critic, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
NCGA Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Animal Concerns Trust N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Consciousness Research Laboratories, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Page SUM 550,157

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
United Way of Santa Cruz County CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
City of San Jose CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 80,000
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Transgender Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 351,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern California Public Radio United States Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Quest Counseling & Consulting United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 88,640

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