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)
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 556,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 556,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Fathers and Families CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,736
Page SUM 175,263

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil War Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Mending Kids International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Occidental College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ploughshares Fund Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Chabad of Burbank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Operation Shoebox United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 347,445

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13110 records found.