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)
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 259,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crisis Intervention Services N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Hope for the Warriors N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Roundhouse N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Truckee Trails Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Page SUM 59,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,480
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Chadbourne Family and Faculty Association CA Other Corporate Advised 2018 225
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,242,105

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,170,820

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