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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Bank of America Charitable Gift Fund N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 648,785
Quest Scholars Program Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Rites of Passage Sonoma CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Accelerated Missions, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partnership for Los Angeles Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 1,131,935

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
George Washington Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,075,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Melanoma MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley Shakespeare CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Samburu Project Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Page SUM 976,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Jews for Jesus United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
National Research Council of Italy Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 3,400
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Represent.Us Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,075,200

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13110 records found.