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)
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Harambe Endeavor Alliance Contra Costa NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Outward Bound California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance for Language Learners Integration Education and Suc Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, District Council of Santa Cl Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cops Care Cancer Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Childfund International USA Contra Costa VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,004
Page SUM 924,254

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
King Ridge Foundation Inc Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2018 5,045
Unify the World Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Sonoma County Vintners Foundation Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Russian Riverkeeper Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees Sonoma Immigration Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 415,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 803,645

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Public Justice Foundation DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,725
Breakthrough Greater Boston Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Our Little Haven MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clean Water Fund NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Town Lake Trail Foundation TX Environment Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Starcross Monastic Community CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Red Bank Chamber Music Society Inc NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PowerMyLearning Inc NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Food and Environment Reporting Network NY Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Riverkeeper, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 404,775

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Camelot Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 3,150
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Mateo County Community College District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Oregon Robotics Tournament & Outreach Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 45,145
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo Atherton Athletic Boosters United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity International United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 865,945

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13110 records found.