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)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Coastside Children's Programs San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Andrew's United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 13,400
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 491,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 163,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Columbia-Willamette OR Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values MA Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Japantown Community Benefit District Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Collective Impact CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
New Community Church CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Page SUM 1,684,675

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Tarpon Springs Shepherd Center Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Milo Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Center on Halsted United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Longmont Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Cornerstone Fellowship of Livermore California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PORCH-Durham United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 751,179
Jewish Learningworks United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Learn Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,025,079

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13110 records found.