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)
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A VT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 783,367

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unbounded Learning Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project Marin Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,012,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Chinese Association Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. TX Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
Natural History Museum of the Adirondacks NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Historical Association MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Quicksilver Swimming CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ministerio Internacional Rosa De Saron, Inc. TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 20,596,004

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Unbounded Learning Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 800,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Omni Foundation for the Performing Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Syzygy Dance Project United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,012,700

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13110 records found.