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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Brazil Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Ireland Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pyxera Global, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
O'Neill Elementary School N/A NE United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,408,390

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mi Familia Vota Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Unitarian Universalist Association N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educandario - Centro De Reabilitacao Sao Joao Batista N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
OWLS -The Children’s Nature Charity N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Pyxera Global, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 167,040
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
O'Neill Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,408,390

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 114,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Marin Montessori School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hetrick-Martin Institute, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
Bay Area Furniture Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Build Change United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 197,175

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13110 records found.