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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Sexual Health Innovations San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
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
Page SUM 161,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
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
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,053,500

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Bella Vista League CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Dartmouth Home & School Club CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Almaden Country School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children & Adults CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 740,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Independent Arts & Media United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Journey Church on the Common United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proteus Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
New Community Church United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2018 1,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Oakland Lacrosse Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Endeavors by Women United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,242,700

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13110 records found.