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)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Dollar For Life Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community N/A WA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Page SUM 138,290

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hawaii Leadership Forum N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lewis and Clark College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
US Lacrosse Inc N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for National Progress N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alaska Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
God's Company N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sweet Briar Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 436,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
North American Friends of Oranim, Inc. WI International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,656,000
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Uncommon Schools, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. FL Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Blossom Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Healthy Children MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
National Center for Lesbian Rights CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 2,050,083

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Commission to Every Nation Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Vote.org United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Dollar For Life United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Blue Heron Zen Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,390
Page SUM 138,290

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13110 records found.