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 ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Vascular Cures San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 6,500
Preetirang Sanctuary Solano CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 169,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hagar Services Coalition Incorporated Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Keys Family Day School, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 -81,532
Holy Spirit School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Novaworks Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Olive Seed Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 122,168

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Homeless Services Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Intermusic Sf CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends of the Tubac Presidio and Museum AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona AZ Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Training Network Inc AZ Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Valley of the Sun United Way AZ General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance Defending Freedom AZ Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Corporate Advised 2018 178,710
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Southwest Human Development AZ Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Make-A-Wish Foundation International AZ Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund AZ Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amy Van Dyken Foundation AZ Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Phoenix Community Kollel Inc AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,227,710

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,100
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Wisconsin Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 7,200
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 210,000
Carmel Mission Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hudson Institute, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,588,162
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 4,006,562

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