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)
Bulamu Healthcare International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Movember Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Viewpoint Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NSSF San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 60,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
18 Reasons San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 217,072

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Domestic Violence Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Attention Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Cal-Wood Education Center N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Growing Gardens N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 8,700
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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
Page SUM 180,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 263,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Together We Rise Corporation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Grameen Foundation USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 2,141,141

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