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 Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 10,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Companions on the Journey Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Floating Zendo Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 10,750

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 32,500
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Thomas Jefferson University PA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,118
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
PICO National Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,238,143

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,909
Nutrition Coalition United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Law Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
YMCA of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Community Ventures United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Achievement First United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Fundacion EsLaRed Venezuela Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Mississippi Community College Board United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Page SUM 1,131,009

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13110 records found.