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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transformation Church Alameda DE United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Page SUM 655,620

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ice911 Research Corporation San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bethel Church of Redding N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transformation Church Alameda Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Page SUM 655,620

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Women's Law Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Iranian American Council DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Year Up Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Coastside Jewish Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,625
Charlie's Guys CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 78,000
National Junior Basketball CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 282,325

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Roy Gomm Parent Faculty Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ice911 Research Corporation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 700
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Transformation Church United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,020
Page SUM 655,620

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13110 records found.