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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo N/A ON Canada Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 7,491,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
University of Waterloo N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Nature Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Advaita Society Hanuman Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 7,473,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gordon Research Conferences RI Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,100
Peace Over Violence CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wogrammer Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Orphan Secure CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 600
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elie Wiesel Foundation for Humanity, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Research Foundation for the State University of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Northern California Community Loan Fund CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Redwood City Sequoia Awards Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 652,670

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Village School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National LGBTQ Task Force United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Case Western Reserve University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Acortar Distancias A.C. Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Earth University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pathways for America, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Midtown Partners Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 195,558

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13110 records found.