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)
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 -2,500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 84,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
MSI-US N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Kiss the Ground N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Information Technology and Management N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Franciscan Monastery of St Clare N/A Religion Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Jewish Records Indexing-Poland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Movember Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 12,997
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Lower East Side Girls Club N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 9,143
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 600,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canadian Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 715,020

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,500
San Francisco Women Against Rape CA Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Clare School CA Religion Corporate Advised 2018 250
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Operation Care and Comfort CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 2,106,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,400,000
Looking Glass Community Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
St Marys Food Bank Alliance United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 10,930,135

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13110 records found.