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)
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Page SUM 320,836

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 474,390

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security 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
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hokoji NM Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 206,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Nantucket Maria Mitchell Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science & Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Methodist University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Global Impact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Page SUM 320,836

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13110 records found.