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)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 85,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Loved Twice Alameda CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 16,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Odyssey Learning Center Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Mothers Against Murder Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Death Penalty Focus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Page SUM 2,283,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Cooks Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of World Politics N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for the Mid South N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 184,650

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ought Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Urban Compass CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Life Transitions Network CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Science Buddies CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Jose Judo Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 125
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rocketship Redwood City CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Independent Arts & Media CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Brain Tumor Association CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 378,225

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union Square Business Improvement District United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catlin Gabel School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Granite Bay Rotary Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Bread & Roses Presents United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Page SUM 1,272,200

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13110 records found.