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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
City of Fremont Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa NH United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 78,690

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
City of Fremont Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,800
Math/Science Nucleus Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Almaden Country School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Friends of Amani US Inc. Contra Costa Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Boy Scouts of America Council Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cat Town Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 78,690

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Rye Historical Society NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Redwood City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation NM Immigration Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colorado State University CO Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Howard University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bellwether Education Partners MA Education Donor Advised 2018 114,500
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's School OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,412,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Commonweal United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 561,250

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