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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley Napa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chinese Culture Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts and Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West County Softball Association Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yes on T and V for a Safer Stronger San Jose, supported by M Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 126,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Ignite Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vote.org Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
uAspire Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
We Care Solar Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
One Child Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 332,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tucson Wildlife Center AZ Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Aid to Adoption of Special Kids AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Honey Foundation AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Beauty Bus Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute for Medical Research CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 683,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Yellow Ribbon Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lanai Culture & Heritage Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 829,800

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