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)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Ireland Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Jose Judo Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 100
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 385,397

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Livermore Girls Softball Association Inc Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
BeCause For Hope Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Alzheimer Society of Ireland Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 8,500
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Piedmont Baseball Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa Education Corporate Advised 2018 250,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 422
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Nordstrom Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 410
John M. Horner Junior High School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 397,332

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
San Francisco Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KIPP Valiant Community Prep CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Reed Institute OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Kaua'i Museum Association Limited HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimers Disease Research Foundation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 454,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 46,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 254,350

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13110 records found.