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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
TechBridge Inc. N/A GA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee of 100 Inc N/A NY United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group San Mateo CA United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 1,054,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 199,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 936,529

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
TechBridge Inc. United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 19,000
The American Israel Education Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group United States Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
NAF Hotline Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
New Classrooms Innovation Partners, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 1,054,350

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13110 records found.