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)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 36,000
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Self Help Enterprises N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -350,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Childrens Hospital of Orange County N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 158,050

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Deans for Impact N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springfield City School District N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 11,168,645

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Phillips Brooks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Services CA Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
RAND Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Tustin Public School Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Westgate Community Bible Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Joe Goode Performance Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sight Word Busters CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 5,816,750

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 2,117,535

Pages

13110 records found.