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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Roots N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,304,635

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2018 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 800
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 148,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SPARK CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm AL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
California Polytechnic State University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Donor Program CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 102,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Roots United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Pyxera Global Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 80,785
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 25,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,310,885

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13110 records found.