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)
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crowded Fire Theater Company San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 18,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -2,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Gold Coast Veterans Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 146,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Al Otro Lado Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 586,216

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Gregory Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,950
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Sciences Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Shasta Regional Community Foundation CA Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kehillah Jewish High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Shanti Project Inc CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 527,990

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 822,985

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13110 records found.