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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science from Scientists N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Union Square Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Glasswing International USA N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science from Scientists N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Union Square Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library Charitable Trust ME Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
John Burroughs School MO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Our Lady of the Isle NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Read With Me Arusha WA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,386,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Samburu Project Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Glasswing International USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Science from Scientists United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,498
Union Square Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 389,393

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13110 records found.