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)
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Black Alliance for Just Immigration N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
JJ Lyon Guard Foundation Inc N/A FL United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 527,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amplifier Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Black Alliance for Just Immigration N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
JJ Lyon Guard Foundation Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 527,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 109,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inner-City Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Bethlehem Inn OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Join Hands ESL Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kheyti Inc NJ International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Library Association of La Jolla CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Math Circles of Chicago IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 458,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Black Alliance for Just Immigration United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
JJ Lyon Guard Foundation Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
JW House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Making Waves Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 527,750

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13280 records found.