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)
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 350
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Kehillah Jewish High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
100 Black Men of Silicon Valley Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 315,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adventure Cycling Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 293,750

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sanyu Learning Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Moving Train Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,026
People Acting in Community Together Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Costano Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -46
Pathways for Kids CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Positive Coaching Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
MathAndCoding CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 84,180

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meals on Wheels People Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lamplighters Music Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 269,200

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