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)
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envelop San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 808,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envelop San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 380,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 808,350

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Counseling and Support Services for Youth CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
National Audubon Society, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muso Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Roca, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 75,321
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peace-Link Corporation MD Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 351,361

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250,000
Kids First Enterprise United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Japanese American National Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Prime Coalition, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 2,774,500

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13110 records found.