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)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Government Accountability Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 246,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 335,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
New Endeavors by Women N/A DC United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Grey Bears N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,039,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Gateway Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Page SUM 939,836

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Catherine of Siena Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Film Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Resources for Human Development Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Dream Corps CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daughters of St. Paul Community Foundation, Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rector & Visitors of the University of Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2018 154,933
American Heart Association Inc TX Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
New Schools Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 10,960,683

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 40,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 220,215
Steele-Corbett Group Homes United States Health Donor Advised 2018 700
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Gateway Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicago Media Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Food Runners United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association of the East Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 83,984
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Association of City Transportation Officials Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,462
Page SUM 939,836

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13110 records found.