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)
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls in the Game NFP N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asset Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unlock Tomorrow N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 810,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls in the Game NFP N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asset Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unlock Tomorrow N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 810,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Artescape CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the CA Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Reentry Institute CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Juilliard School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 526
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Lawrence University of Wisconsin WI Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Magic Theatre Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 1,510,374

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Universiteit Utrecht Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Girls in the Game NFP United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asset Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unlock Tomorrow United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 810,400

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13280 records found.