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 descending Year Amount (USD)
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marygrove College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Our Little Haven N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 320,000
Gathering Inn N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 561,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
José Valdés Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CNRS N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -88
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
IDEO.ORG N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Catholic Charities USA N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Health Connected San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reading Partners Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,086,897

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Kenya HELP CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Grantmakers Association NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,700
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Proximity Designs CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Clean Money Campaign CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Roundhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 795,070

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Give US the Floor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Union of Associations of Farmers of Murghab District Tajikistan International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -3,602
Page SUM 3,907,148

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