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)
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Japan Society of Northern California San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 49,900
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,600
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Heart Association Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
Page SUM 1,295,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Learning Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fogarty Institute for Innovation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 617,800

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Housing Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Resonate Workshops CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Dignity Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 490,129

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
National Junior Basketball United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Davidson Institute for Talent Development United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philippine Development Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Unify the World United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,160,500

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