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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Insight LA Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 500,292

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tebah USA N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Wild Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bridge House N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 86,629

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
India Literacy Project CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
That Man May See, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,001,820

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,233
Foundation 22Stars Netherlands Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nia Technologies, Inc. Canada Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Blossom Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Friends of Un Techo Para Mi Pais Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
EinDollarBrille e.V. Germany Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Project Healthy Children United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
National Center for Lesbian Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Delft University of Technology Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2018 1,125,000
Today's Youth Matter United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,602,883

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13110 records found.