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)
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 400
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Beauty Bus Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 34,828
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Page SUM 703,153

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 590,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Growing Veterans United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles LGBT Center United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parikrma USA Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,963
City of Portland Bureau of Transportation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kehillah Jewish High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
One Mind Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Women in Cyber Security United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,139,663

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