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)
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Immaculate Conception Academy San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 150,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
L A Works Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,500
Page SUM 329,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Operations and Development - Giving Children Hope N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 13,700
Project Access Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Shelter Providers of Orange County Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 6,300
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Pittsburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Lewa Wildlife Conservancy USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Thistle Farms Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 206,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Handful Players Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Holy Innocents Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Contra Costa Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Jazz Workshop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 274,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sylvia Rivera Law Project Inc United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United Way Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Organic Health Response Incorporated USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 828,750

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