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)
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,300
St. Clare School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Xtreme Squash Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Advancing Women in Technology Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 125,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Little League Baseball Inc Contra Costa CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 264,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc Solano Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Care and Comfort Solano Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Home of Hope Cancer Wellness Centers Solano Health Corporate Advised 2018 600
Benicia Girls Softball Association Solano Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. Solano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Holy Spirit School Solano Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Solano Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Preetirang Sanctruary Solano Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 117,100

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Builders Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,250
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Carlmont Academic Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Petaluma Girls Softball Association CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Hoover Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Flourish Agenda CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ising Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 316,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -802
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,750
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childrens Alopecia Project United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 299,648

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