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
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A OH United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lane College N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,514,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Arts Corps N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 25,949,624

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NAMI Santa Clara County CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society TX Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 986,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Narrow River Preservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Arts Corps United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bravo Family Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 372,191
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Charter Schools Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 333,333
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 25,949,624

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13110 records found.