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)
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 533
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 312,133

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Venture Education Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ujima Adult and Family Services Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 240
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 225,940

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Park School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Puente de la Costa Sur CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 27,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New York Road Runners Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 650
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Karuna-Shechen USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 126,390
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Christian Community Development Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 24,630
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 607,670

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