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)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 750
Hospice by the Bay Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacifica Environmental Family San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mt. Pleasant High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
South Bay Islamic Association Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Old Skool Cafe San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 417,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
India Community Center, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 170,945

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Radiosurgery Society CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Overlake Service League WA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
American Indian College Fund CO Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rails to Trails Conservancy DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington STEM Center WA Education Corporate Advised 2018 75,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Committee for Green Foothills CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2018 39,780
Covenant House California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 985,780

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
Historical Society of Watertown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Cerritos Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alter Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 96,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wild Cat Education and Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Chicago Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 12,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
New Moms Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 275,610

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13110 records found.