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)
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
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
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AEROBridge N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 370,743

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AEROBridge N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Livingston Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
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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
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
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
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
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
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
Page SUM 407,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AEROBridge United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 370,743

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13110 records found.