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)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Every1 Can Work Marin VA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 377,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Every1 Can Work Marin Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 377,200

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
314 Action DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for Mind-Body Medicine DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Upstart Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River County Education Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Marin Shakespeare Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mayan Families CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,604,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Child Aid United States Other Donor Advised 2018 450
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 536,000

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13110 records found.