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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
No Means No Worldwide N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asia Society N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madre Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 520,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
No Means No Worldwide N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asia Society N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madre Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 520,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2018 1,885
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hawaii Public Radio HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Digital Promise DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,448,828
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,716,163

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
No Means No Worldwide United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rahima International Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Madre Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Sustainable Development Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 520,200

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13110 records found.