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)
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 675,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 6,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 675,250

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live NY Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monastery of Christ in the Desert NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley House Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Case Western Reserve University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 201,249

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
iFoster Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Cooks Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,750
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Butte Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
National Association for Children of Alcoholics United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Treehouse United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 795,150

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13110 records found.