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)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Kitchen Sisters Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Dignity Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Matthew Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 94,623

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Mayo Clinic N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paralyzed Veterans of America N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 25,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Beyond Emancipation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Bay College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kehillah Jewish High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 358,659

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 205,000
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Massachusetts Boston United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Arc of Arizona Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM -24,317,540

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13110 records found.