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)
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association N/A MT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bolinas Community, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,763
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kivulini Trust N/A Kenya Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
International Council on Monuments and Sites N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 95,000
Page SUM 354,563

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Peninsula Temple Sholom San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 667,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Gulf of Maine Research Institute ME Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Jewish Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Auburn Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation of City College of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum OR Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Youth Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Salesmanship Club Youth and Family Centers Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Focus on the Family CO Other Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Network of Abortion Funds PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Painted Turtle CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 890,325

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -150,500
Peninsula Temple Sholom United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Social Impact Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Women's Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 290,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mississippi Center for Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 667,500

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13110 records found.