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)
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 351,004

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 351,004

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Ventura County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Stanford Health Care CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Healthy Democracy Fund OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 2,174,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Civic Leadership USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
PBS Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 4,323,250

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13110 records found.