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)
International Childrens Assistance Network Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pop Up Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Living Jazz Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 235,868

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fugees Family Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Purdue University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
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
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
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
Page SUM 4,146,574

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Independence High School CA Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Bamboo in the Wind CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Gary Sinise Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 74,603
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Project TF CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 925,721

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
Singapore Children's Society Singapore Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yonge Street Mission Canada Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
University of Zurich Switzerland Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,732
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Loyola High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Conservation International Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 227,303

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