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)
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 49,500
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Homeboy Industries N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Transfiguration Episcopal Church San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Northern California Vipassana Center N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Unified School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Independent Television Service Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 3,163,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 285,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Urban Revival Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
City Year, Inc. N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
International Association for Cryptologic Research N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
Page SUM 2,271,000

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Living Hope Community Church of Walnut Valley CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Radio Pooya CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Black Girls Code Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Greater Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sonoma Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,250
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 590,510

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Read With Me Arusha United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,200
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
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
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
Canadian Online Giving Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
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
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartbeat United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Center for Animal Protection and Education United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 105,000

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