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)
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Alameda Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 12,680
Page SUM 160,380

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
World Affairs Council of Northern California San Francisco International Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Street Foundation Alameda Health Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
JW House Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos-Saratoga Girls Softball Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Abraham Lincoln Elementary School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Irish Youth Foundation Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
WorldWideWomen Foundation Marin Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 300
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Livermore Valley Performing Arts Center Alameda Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 137,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Invisible Children, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. NM Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 525
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern Arizona Eventing Association AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 445,025

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,700
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Creativity Explored United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Works West Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
Food Literacy Center United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,837,950

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13110 records found.