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)
Reel Stories Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Waldorf School Association San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 600
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 338,275

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
MathAndCoding Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monta Vista High School Athletic Boosters Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Tom Matsumoto Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Saratoga Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 140,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
American Association of University Women Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department NY Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillview Middle School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church CA Donor Advised 2018 3,664
Pop Warner Little Scholars Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600
One World Children's Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Detroit Wayne County Health Authority MI Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM -427,536

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Virginia Univ Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 98,853
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Migration Policy Institute United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Student Veterans of America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 135,000
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fairfax Releaf United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Monterey County Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 6,902
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gilroy Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 306,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kateri Tekakwitha Mission Fund Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Democracy and Technology United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 693,005

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