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)
Wellspring San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Malala Fund Alameda NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A BC Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wellspring San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Malala Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
The Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thread MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pahara Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Page SUM 1,289,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Wellspring United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Malala Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cinnabar Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
The Ocean Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education Canada Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 283,810

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13110 records found.