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)
CarbonFund Org Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Little Red School House Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc N/A SD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 44,627
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 165,000
Aalto University Foundation N/A Finland Education Donor Advised 2018 170,296
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 399,995
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 867,668

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
My New Red Shoes San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark Day School Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Life Giving Water International Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 342,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harborlight Community Partners MA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Resurrection Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Other Side Academy UT Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center WA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cascade School of Music OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lomita Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Wilderness Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 226,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ALS Therapy Development Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Nottingham United Kingdom Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mark Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Life Giving Water International Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Teens for Food Justice United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Corporation of the President of the Church of Jesus Chri United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 342,050

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13110 records found.