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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Dressember Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mayer Elementary School N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MAH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 3,309,736

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 150,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 346,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International PR Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
MomsRising Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bible Study Fellowship TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 54,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200
Jefferson Academy Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100
Dressember Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Learning and Loving Education Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Williams College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Mayer Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 103,586
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Friends Of The Mandarin Scholars In The SMFCSD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 3,284,936

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13110 records found.