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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 206,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Martin Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burbank Housing Management Corporation Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Page SUM 206,475

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 16,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wake Up Narcolepsy, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 199,730
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Build Lebanon Trails OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Team Rubicon CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Restoration LA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. WI Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Familiar De La Raza CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 62,000
Page SUM 922,479

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
European Molecular Biology Laboratory Germany Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kauai Lifeguard Association United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Core Gift Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Better Eating International Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 67,110
Page SUM 470,660

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13110 records found.