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)
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Genetics Society of America Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,032
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TrainingGrounds Inc N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fisk University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 240,000
Safe & Just Michigan N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University Health Network N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 1,134,975
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,538,407

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth United for Community Action San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 85,600
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Kovno Communications Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Rios Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Sun Rising N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,368,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Youth United for Community Action United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 85,600
International Anti-Poaching Foundation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Kovno Communications Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Rios Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Morning Glory Montessori School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Sun Rising United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,368,800

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