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)
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free Spirit Media NFP N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Grassroots N/A NH United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
W Haywood Burns Institute Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ya- Ya Network Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 374,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
OldDog Haven N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Presbyterian Church USA N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,900
Alianza Americas San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Page SUM 335,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Monument Academy Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Nature Conservancy HI Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Dollar For Life CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Park City Jewish Center, Inc. UT Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,450
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protect Our Winters CO Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,317,583

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
OldDog Haven United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Panetta Institute For Public Policy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Presbyterian Church USA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,900
Alianza Americas United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prescott College, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 39,500
Alianza Sierra Madre A.C Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Page SUM 335,900

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13280 records found.