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)
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Confucius Church of Stockton N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whittier College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 258,620

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children in Conflict Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alliance of Local Communities in Hardship Areas (ALCHA) N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Bank Street College of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
City Garden Montessori School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,250
The Lowell General Hospital N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,716
Blind & Visually Impaired Center of Monterey County Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Interim, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,411,966

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West County Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Unamesa Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,629,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,400
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Movember Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Sunny View Lutheran Home United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Lower East Side Girls Club United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 193,797

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