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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, and corporate advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
French American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iCivics N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thistle Farms N/A TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Business USA Alameda CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,238,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Carlton Home and School Club Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Center of Persian Language Preservation Corp Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 1,650
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Spring Valley Volunteer Fire Department Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 700
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 750
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
UPA PTSO Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2018 100
Hopewell Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Ruskin Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 230
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pioneer High School Robotics Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 191,980

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlands Restoration Volunteers United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 60,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ida B. Wells Memorial Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peer Health Exchange, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
iCivics United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Thistle Farms United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Business USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,400
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,238,400

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13110 records found.