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)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 592,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wisdom Sun San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco City Impact San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alena Museum Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 592,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr CA Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Father Flanagans Boys Home NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 422,692

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Prince Edward Island Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 6,222
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Trustees of the Smith College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 295,722

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13110 records found.