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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Protection Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jesuit Refugee Service USA N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Schools for Salone N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 139,135

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Scalawag N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 850
New Schools Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
We Are Cherished Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenge Success N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Phillips Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Generation SERVE N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,088,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gateway Community Church TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, Inc. NJ Donor Advised 2018 200
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bonnie J Addario A Breath Away From The Cure Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Prostate Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North of Market Tenderloin Community Benefit Corporation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ithaca College NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Conservative Union Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 16,000
New Friends New Life TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Page SUM 1,771,025

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Scalawag United States Education Donor Advised 2018 850
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Climate Solutions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Hastings-on-Hudson Fire Department United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lane College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Phillips Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Generation SERVE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 3,088,850

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13110 records found.