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)
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Mozilla Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 9,699
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Call of the Sea Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 414,249

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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)
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 86,066
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
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
TWBD, Inc. CA Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 15,000
SHE-CAN Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 303,566

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ventura County Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 63,900

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