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)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
NAMI Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 3,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
Page SUM 1,015,066

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
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
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
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 149,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Tufts College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 550
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Bayshore Christian Ministries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Doing Good Together MN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,027
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacifica Performances Inc Mildred Owen Concert Hall CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pro Publica, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,160,257

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
Employer-School Council United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greyhound Pets of America United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marc Lustgarten Pancreatic Cancer Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maui Preparatory Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Saint Andrew's School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Communicators Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 339,797

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