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 descending Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ODC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
UniversalGiving San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Page SUM 91,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lane College TN Education Donor Advised 2018 400
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Belle Foundation for Cultural Development CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,213,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 22,700
National Network of Abortion Funds United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 987
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 675,237

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