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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Grace Network N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Page SUM 1,764,410

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 137,575

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,200
The Carey School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Office of Education CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 838,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Presentation High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Harker School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Canary Fund CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,086,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hawaii Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 686,900

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13110 records found.