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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Lutheran School of Our Savior Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 4,399,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Peace and Justice Center Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Lutheran School of Our Savior Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 4,399,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Page SUM 657,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Affairs Council of Northern California United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 183,050

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