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)
Leave No Paws Behind Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Vibha Inc Help Them Grow Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Outreach N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Diaspora Arts Connection Inc Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Council for the Spanish Speaking of the Diocese of N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Coalition for Clean Air N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 64,000
Page SUM 263,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Unite for Sight, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tualatin STEAM Team N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Commonweal N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,135,175

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cupertino High School Speech & Debate Boosters CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 450
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Album Project CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Life CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
LifeMoves CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Marine Science Institute CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 57,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Code Orange Robotics Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dreams for Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Orange County Community Housing Corp United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Project Scientist United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Counseling and Support Services for Youth United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kansas Athletics Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 154,750

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