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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Independent Arts & Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Women Donors Network San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Policy Institute of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wishbone Org San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 160,000
One World Children's Fund San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Consumer Watchdog N/A CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 21,000
Page SUM 784,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
IGEM Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 420,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -2,550
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harvey Mudd College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A Sciences Committee Advised 2018 638,344
Indigenous Educational Network of Turtle Island N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 764,430
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 123,630
Page SUM 1,963,379

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 171,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 413,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Berklee College of Music, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Billie Holiday Theatre Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 376,617

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