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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Photo Patch Foundation FL Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
No Means No Worldwide VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GreenLight Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Kesem National CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 170,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 327,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 164,527

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13110 records found.