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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano CT United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Lucy School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 44,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 9,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Narika Alameda Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Windsor Girls Softball League Sonoma Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 17,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Lucy School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
California Alliance of African American Educators Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Live in Peace Inc San Mateo Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
The Kings Academy Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 -45,000
Partners in Education Enrichment Resourcing Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 44,800

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Student Press Law Center Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society of Southern Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Catholic Charities of San Jose CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hopechest, Inc. CO International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercy Ships TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,125
Advocates for Youth DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 85,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,010,475

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 127,600
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Satyana Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Restoration United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Achieve Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 375,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
One Ocean Media Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
True Love Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado Seminary United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,178,000

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13110 records found.