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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TeachAIDS N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Imagine Supported Living Services N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 8,720
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 88,570

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roy Gomm Elementary School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
HIAS, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Association for Volunteer Effort N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood of Southern New England Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Craterian Performances Company N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 92,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Random Acts of Flowers CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 11,300
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Almaden Valley Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Community Youth Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 68,000
Page SUM 254,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
She's the First Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Familiar De La Raza United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Belay Global United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Coffee House Press Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ivy Tech Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -640
Palo Alto History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Drexel University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Be Like Brit Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 514,560

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13110 records found.