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)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 249,868

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Up with People-Incorporated California N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New York Road Runners Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Animal Equality Brasil N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 577,020
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Crisis Action, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New Profit, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,923,944

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Harvey Mudd College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,500
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 701,785

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
ASEAN Foundation Indonesia International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
FodevareBanken Denmark Denmark Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen United States Food Security Committee Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Domestic Violence Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parkinson's Institute United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Attention Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Dressage Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Cal-Wood Education Center United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Growing Gardens United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 238,200

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