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)
Sequoia High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Fund for Charities N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,150
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 782,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Fund for Charities N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,150
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 782,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kindness Organization Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 52,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 595,725

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stichting North Star Alliance Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Fund for Charities United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,150
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Education Trust Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 782,100

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13280 records found.