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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A PR United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 197,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alameda County Arts Commission Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 197,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chabad of Burbank CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Trout CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food Recovery Network Inc MD Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Olimpico Learning CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 6,424,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Alameda County Arts Commission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of IDC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 197,250

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13110 records found.