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)
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cambodian Children's Fund N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 19,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SAGA Innovations N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,795,803
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,750
Christianity Today International N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Page SUM 5,253,553

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vassar College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
VoteRunLead N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Xavier College Preparatory High School N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Reducetarian Foundation Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Remote Energy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
B'nai B'rith N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 486,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Think Beyond Plastic Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faith in The Valley United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
UC San Diego Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Heyday United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 7,602,400

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