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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Law Library San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Animal Haven Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council N/A PA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International FIRST Committee Association N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Charitable N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
SEND International of the United States Inc N/A MI United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 603,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Compass N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Brigham Young University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 40,000
Universite Catholique de Louvain N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 96,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2018 500
Longmont Meals on Wheels Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Positivity Project N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Our LA N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Dongyu Gatsal Ling, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 290,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,031,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Law Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tahoe Cross-Country Ski Education Association, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Theater Workshop of Nantucket Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 270,000
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
International FIRST Committee Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Charitable United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
SEND International of the United States Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 603,100

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13110 records found.