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)
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Senior Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
River City Community Services N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 89,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 800
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 101,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hillbrook School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Radio CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Community Resources for Science CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
America SCORES Bay Area CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 591,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 1,080,950

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