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)
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Asian American Donor Program Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Healthy You Network Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,692,676

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catherine Blaine Parent Teacher Assoc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Dallas Hope Charitites N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Harvey Mudd College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 1,575
Allen County Christmas Bureau Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depressi N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Earth Law Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 77,908
Fort Sill Morale Welfare and Recreation Fund N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Healthy Minds Innovations Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
iFoster Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Knowledgeworks Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Page SUM 5,425,983

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Half the Sky Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Entertainment Industry Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
International Indian Treaty Council CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller CA Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Lutheran Church of Our Savior CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Page SUM 242,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Metropolitan Opera Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Morning Forum of Los Altos United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North American Council for Online Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Institute for Applied Tinkering United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Populace Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 9,332,602

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13110 records found.