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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 199,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
YWCA of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 506,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Mithil Prasad Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
El Camino Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 65,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Lake County Land Trust Organization CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WomenShelter of Long Beach CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mavericks Coastside Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 437,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Japanese American Museum of San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of the Napa Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 2,018
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
Page SUM 10,252,861

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13110 records found.