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)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 350
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Page SUM 170,874

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gogebic Community College Found N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 136,575

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,186,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sweet Briar Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 355,600

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