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)
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 730,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
East Bay College Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 730,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
California Policy Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CAMFED USA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Santa Clara Swim Club CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Alliance of Resident Theatres New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Sustainable Economies Law Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 139,225

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American India Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bnai Brith Youth Organization Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
East Bay College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Montana Congress of Parents Teachers Students United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,300
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Page SUM 730,300

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13110 records found.