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)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Sacramento Asian Sports Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St Francis of Assisi Animal Rescue of Santa Clara County Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosie the Riveter Tr Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
PathLight International Inc Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pangea Legal Services San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 196,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
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
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nubian Vault Association N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,581,929

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Burbank Housing Management Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Irvine Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Piedmont Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Redwood City Girls Softball League CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lido Charity Corp CA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto High School Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Israel Venture Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Center for Empowering Refugees Inc CA Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 1,120,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
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
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
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
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development 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
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 38,350

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