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 descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,556,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity Health San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,556,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syracuse University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nashville Montgomery Bell Academy TN Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 31,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
South Bay Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,153,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Sow A Seed Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 320
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 749,670

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13110 records found.