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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science Gurus Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Marin Humane Society Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 400
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
All Stars Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 366,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 342,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Scholarmatch Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Star Academy Parents Club CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Chelmsford High School MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Journey Church on the Common MA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Phillips Exeter Academy NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Proteus Fund Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
The Unity Care Group CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 10,155,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Project Scientist United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Saint Saviours Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Judaism by Choice Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Daly City Community Service Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,151,779

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