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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,667
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,300
Israel Project, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
John B. Riebli Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eden Reforestation Projects N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Watts of Love N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 268,067

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
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
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 121,168

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc MN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Leadership Enterprise for a Diverse America - LEDA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital TN Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 71,490

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Forest Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Regents of the University of California, Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,302,876
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Philabundance United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto High School Robotics Booster Club United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,425,826

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