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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Goal Inc N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JOIN N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
William Carey University N/A MS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,795,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,712
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Moving Train Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 709,862

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Nature Conservancy, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Palo Alto Medical Foundation for Health Care Research & Educ CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 57,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Lesbian Gay Freedom Day Parade & Celeb Committ United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Project Goal Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
JOIN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
KickStart-International Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 115,250
William Carey University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,830,000
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 4,795,150

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13110 records found.