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)
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 365,652

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Childfund International USA Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 19,152
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 365,652

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Healthy Democracy Fund OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,500
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CPC Behavioral Healthcare Inc. NJ Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,069,866
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Rebecca Bender Initiative OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Childrens Hospital Colorado Foundation CO Health Corporate Advised 2018 550,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
Bay Area Vocal Academy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 6,906,257

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Yearsort descending Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 290
University of Oklahoma Foundation Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -500
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Southern Methodist University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christian Community Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 206,904
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AltaMed Health Services Corp United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Blackstone Valley Youth Football and Cheerleading United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Burnsville Community Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Detroit Association of Black Organizations United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Food4Good United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 291,944

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