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)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A SC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Rogue Retreat N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A VA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Rogue Retreat N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Eden Reforestation Projects CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Film Preserve, Ltd. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,450
CareMessage CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 612,475

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Parents for Public Schools Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Verbum Dei High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 115,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mepkin Abbey Catholic Conference United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Rogue Retreat United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gateway Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 263,950

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13110 records found.