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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,335,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkeley Lab Foundation Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Mad Dog Rescue Inc Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lazarex Cancer Foundation Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Intersection for the Arts San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Envision Education, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,335,050

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
UC San Diego Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2018 496,000
The Management Center DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Athena Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Houston Food Bank TX Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry E Huntington Library & Art Gallery CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 141,000
Safe Passages CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 1,842,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Covia Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pitzer College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sterling College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sue Duncan Childrens Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Coastside Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 521,075

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13110 records found.