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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hole Food Rescue Corp N/A WY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circular Board, Inc. N/A TX United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation N/A MN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 30,385,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 395,668

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 204,550

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hole Food Rescue Corp United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Circular Board, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atlanta Women's Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of San Diego United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 30,385,700

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13110 records found.