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)
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Samoyed Rescue Inc Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 240,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
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
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
TheatreWorks Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 209,537

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Techbridge Girls CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 16,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Page SUM 2,853,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jaipur Foot Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Niagara Hospice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vision Now United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
California Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 47,091
Page SUM 1,326,251

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13110 records found.