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)
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
MomsRising Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Biotechnology Education Consortium San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Church of the Nativity San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FII - National Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Portland Rescue Mission N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Womankind Worldwide Inc N/A DE United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 625,985

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NorCal Aussie Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Japanese American Museum of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of PreSchool Family Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 781,583

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 210,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Public Citizen Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino DeAnza Lions Charities Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Two River Theater Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Communities in Schools of Los Angeles Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Public Association Kuhhoi Pomir Tajikistan Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Cruz Roja Mexicana Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,437
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
5280 High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 172
Page SUM 402,709

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