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)
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Stanly Community College N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation N/A MN United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 529,028

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Page SUM 686,220

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Stanly Community College United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Services for Children United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 132,459
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Initiative Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Wayfinder Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Living Goods United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 529,028

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