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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resource Generation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Western Nevada N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Bishop O'Dowd High School Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Compassion International N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Vision Quilt N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Coastal Kids Home Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 187,180

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ASEAN Foundation N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 200
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 284,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The SAMFund MA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. MD Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
Page SUM 269,693

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Good Karma Bikes United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
St. Paul's School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 25,687,900

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