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)
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 904,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 904,700

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Good Shepherd Services NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Life Network Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Rohnert Park Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Possibilities Inc. TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Bucknell University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,255,950

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