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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 593,767

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Himalayan Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Wesley United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 271,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 593,767

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mississippi Community Education Center MS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Life Giving Water International Inc MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Casa Latina WA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 2,505,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 135,300

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13110 records found.