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)
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Callipeplon Society N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Immigration Law Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Degree San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 450
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid at Work San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Callipeplon Society N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Immigration Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Degree San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 450
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -279
Nutritionfacts Org Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ongoza Foundation Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 96,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Family Connections CA Education Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid at Work United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lighthouse Community Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Callipeplon Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Canyon Oaks Youth Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
National Immigration Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
One Degree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 450
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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13280 records found.