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 Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Sing for America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Interim, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 717,765

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Hot DOCs Foundation USA, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
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
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
Page SUM 194,377

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13110 records found.
Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society of Sonoma County CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 800
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,750
Daughters of Zion Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lide Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 439,050

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