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 State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A AZ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 316,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Families USA Foundation Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
World Central Kitchen Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Sato Project, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Junior League of Monterey Co Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,600
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 316,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 11,029
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Corporate Accountability International MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
New Conservatory CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Annunciation House Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children in Conflict Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The People's Lobby Education Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 483,479

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