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)
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Love and Second Chances Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mar Timotheus Charitable Society N/A India Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,813
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Paraclete Mission Group Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,445
Accountability Counsel San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,745,552

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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 25,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Piney Woods School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Childfund International USA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,980,704

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Childrens Health Council Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Domenico School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,503,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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 25,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Piney Woods School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,980,704

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13280 records found.