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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,044,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jefferson Education Exchange Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 624,000
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Florida N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
University of Utah N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hindu American Foundation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Simprints N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Project HOPE The People to People Health Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Drug Policy Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -40,033
Page SUM 9,610,867

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 101,795

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
UMBC Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soliya Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,044,600

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13110 records found.