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)
International Justice Mission N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amarok Society N/A ON Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Thread N/A MD United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Justice Mission N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amarok Society N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWAM Boston Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom Fwd San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Thread N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Hearing Connection CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Libraries CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Drew School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Life Foundation USA WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Greenhouse Scholars CO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Fathers' Uplift, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University WA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
International Justice Mission United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Maisha Meds Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 23,333
Deschutes Basin Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
YWAM Boston Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom Fwd United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Thread United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,050
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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13110 records found.