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)
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Parson's Nose Productions N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wonderland Avenue Elementary N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,353
Page SUM 174,003

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Fuller Project for International Reporting Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Generation Citizen Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Vinebranch Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 660,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Pilots Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
THINK Together CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 127,226
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Novato Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 177,176

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,730
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
José Valdés Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
UniversalGiving United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marine Science Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire P16 Collaborative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
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
826 Valencia United States Education Donor 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
Page SUM 183,480

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