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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 264,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 264,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 3,466,915

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Mosaic Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -250
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 264,750

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13110 records found.