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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
CAMFED USA Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
10,000 Degrees Marin CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Fremont Candle Lighters Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Belmont Youth Softball Association San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 765,056

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,609
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Art and Craft 4 All Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 -250
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 207,809

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MW Fund Inc. MA Other Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Huntington's Disease Society of America Inc NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Keep Memory Alive NV Health Donor Advised 2018 900
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Adelante Mujeres OR Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America PA Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy OK Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 151,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parson's Nose Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Salesian Boys Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Para Los Ninos United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United for a Fair Economy, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Hawaii United States Education Donor Advised 2018 116,853
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,115
We Are Family Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Arden Wood Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 36,429
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 633,097

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13110 records found.