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)
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,227,210

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Working Group, Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,227,210

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Learning Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Generative Somatics CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 540
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Friends of Literacy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Cougar Robotics, Inc KS Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theatre First CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Charlie's Acres CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 1,477,740

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
First Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Rock Meditation Center United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Equal Citizens Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Association of Washington Generals United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,068
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,904,942
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Working Group, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 2,227,210

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13110 records found.