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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unify the World Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
REDF San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,525,418

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
REDF San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,525,418

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Living Classroom CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Cove Human Services Inc. MA Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Endeavors by Women DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 140,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Sayorai Sabz Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Womens Refugee Commission, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,350
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 525
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 111,260

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13110 records found.