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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakopee Youth Football Association N/A MN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorported N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Donnell-Kay Foundation Inc N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,693,950

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 674,200

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 902,250

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women Thrive Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -12,500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 11,500
Ashland Emergency Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Music in Schools Today United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 86,975

Pages

13110 records found.