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)
California Reinvestment Coalition San Francisco CA United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 18,150
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 200
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Giving Back Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Culver City Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pacific Grove Pony Baseball Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Occidental College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 428,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Zurich N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
FodevareBanken Denmark N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Wichita Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Dressage Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Rocking Horse Childrens Health Center N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 36,000
Judaism by Choice Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yonge Street Mission N/A Community Improvement Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 22,671
National Math and Science Initiative Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 23,900
Conservation International Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Loyola High School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 196,821

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Gatos Museum Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Asian Pacific Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Society for Krishna Consciousness of Silicon V CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
ITT Bay Area Alumni CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 51,793
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of the Los Angeles River CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 398,469

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
Page SUM 147,718

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