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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Tahoe Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A SC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 1,372,210

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians for a National Health Program N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
SHE-CAN Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,114,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Reading Tree CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Kathleen Ann McClenahan Foundation Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Momentum Community Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Interfaith Committee for Detained Immigrants IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 1,208,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo-Atherton High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Physicians for a National Health Program United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
SHE-CAN Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Civic Innovation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 460,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
French American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
The University of Texas at Austin United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Holy Angels School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Junior State of America Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 85,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,114,750

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13110 records found.