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)
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 791,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocketship Redwood City San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 791,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Asian Pacific Environmental Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network MA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Jose Moya Del Pino Library Ross Historical Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 960,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
La Union Del Pueblo Entero United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Dominican Sisters of Peace Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Rocketship Redwood City United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 800
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 791,200

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13110 records found.