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 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Together Education 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
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 437,220

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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 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 437,220

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resurrection Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Charity: Water NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 24,177,725

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puerto Rico Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 19,257
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Beyond Type 1 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Page SUM 628,257

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13110 records found.