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)
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Urban Debate Commission Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Civic Center Community Benefit District Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 401,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dartmouth Home & School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dilworth Elementary Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 150
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Association Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Silicon Valley Shakespeare Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Charter School of Morgan Hill Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Employer-School Council Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 96,595

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Climate Solutions WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,207
American Jewish Committee GA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Works/San Jose CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Global Impact VA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 46,300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Merging Vets and Players Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Columbus Citizens Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
American-Italian Cancer Foundation NY Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc CO Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Pink Ribbon Girls Inc OH Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Coast Opportunities, Inc. CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 320,007

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Valley Alliance of Mentors for Opportunities and Scholarship United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Santa Barbara United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 23,709
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 101,790
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Our City Forest United States Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Youth Softball Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,319,449

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