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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GiveWell San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Campaign One At A Time N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cloverdale Ponytail League Inc Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,643,729

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 392,668

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bronco Bench Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Environmental Council Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Cochise Cowboy Poets Inc AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona Pet Project AZ Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
OCJ Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Rocky Mountain Seed Alliance Inc. AZ Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 190,246
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Downtown Tempe Foundation AZ Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Mayo Clinic AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 73,696
The Hermitage Cat Shelter AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Earthlight Alliance AZ Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 360,342

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monument Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Horizons Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stevens Institute of Technology United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -80
Justification of Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 174,620

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