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)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
El Camino Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,082,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
iFoster Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 480,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 79,785
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Central Colorado Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,750
Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center Inc N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
The Malden Young Mens Christian Association N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Women for Women International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Posse Foundation Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 5,751,693

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation Center CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Laurel School Parent Teacher Organization CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Healthy You Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Holy Angels School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Lorenzo Valley Girls Softball CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Summer Search CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,730,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 6,191,902

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13110 records found.