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)
Terralingua N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pastoralist Integrated Support Programme N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 80,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
New Israel Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 17,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Possible Dreams International N/A VIC Australia International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
Page SUM 2,804,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ceres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FII - National Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 347,285

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Bighorn Sheep Interpretive Association Inc WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 536,965
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LatinoJustice PRLDEF NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,009,090

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ceres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
China Dialogue Trust England Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Save the Blue United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
African Parks Foundation of America United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Mountain View Los Altos High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 700
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
FII - National United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 347,285

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13110 records found.