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)
Metro United Way Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Napa County Land Trust Napa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA 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 30,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,132,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 402,739

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Wait List Zero CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 813,770

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Metro United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Napa County Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College 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 30,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Project South: The Institution for the Elimination Poverty & United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Family Service Center at Houston and Harris County United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Spiritual Enlightenment United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,132,600

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13110 records found.