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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 -21,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giveteens20 Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,488,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Page SUM 190,401

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project PA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JustFix, Inc. NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Georgia State University Foundation Inc GA Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,535
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc WV Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cat Adoption Team OR Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 524,588

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
A Home Within, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 78,289
Assyrian Arts Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Page SUM 1,389,553

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