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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Susan B. Anthony Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 250
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A GA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Ventures Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outreach United Resource Center Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yes on Regional Measure 3 - Keeping the Bay Area Moving Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 70,000
Page SUM 298,454

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Association for Texas Advocates Inc TX Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Kansas State University Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
People for the American Way Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Khan Academy, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ukiah Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Ojai Valley Land Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Science from Scientists MA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 167,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rape Abuse and Incest National Network Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Society for Technology in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 720,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass Metrowest Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Redwood City Police Activities League Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 907,700

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