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)
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A HI United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Howard University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ignitia N/A Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -19,975
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 937,717

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Hawaii Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Howard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ignitia N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -19,975
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 937,717

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Matriculate Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
One Collective NFP IL International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Franklin & Marshall College PA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula School, Ltd. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Pioneer Works Art Foundation NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Page SUM 453,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Hawaii Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Howard University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Ignitia Sweden Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -19,975
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 937,717

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13280 records found.