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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 337,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,200
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 337,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tufts Medical Center Parent Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breast Cancer Action CA Health Donor Advised 2018 625
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Wapiyapi CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Better Bennington Corporation VT Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 533,132

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Brain Tumor Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Join Hands ESL Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hoffman Institute Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Rome La Sapienza Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 1,529,283

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13110 records found.