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)
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 9,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Autism Movement Therapy Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 10,440,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
She's the First Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Belay Global N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 492,550

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AEROBridge CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Gravenstein Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Pepperdine University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,714,157

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 78,333
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 8,160
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 10,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 800
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Public Radio, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 14,950
New Canaan Society Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Pacific Whale Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 2,950
Page SUM 247,843

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