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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 604,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 300
National Multiple Sclerosis Society San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 604,850

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc VA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Rainforest Trust VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
National Peace Corps Association DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,800
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Degree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Film Forum, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Foundation of New Jersey NJ Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Page SUM 6,961,566

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,730
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,555
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Deans for Impact United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Refugee Child Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
New Conservatory United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
California Polytechnic State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 4,636,635

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13110 records found.