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)
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion 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
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Holocaust Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 65,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc MD Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Museum of American Heritage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Dallas Holocaust Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
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13110 records found.