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)
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jefferson Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 175,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Good Karma Bikes Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400,000
AIDS Walk San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Dignity Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Living Goods San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,800
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Modesto Girls Softball League N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,245,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Hokoji N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Native Animal Rescue N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Hope, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 92,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Girls on the Run of Greater Sacramento CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 39,400
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Westmont High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,188
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 1,175,938

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 518,960

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