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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Care Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Resurrection Catholic Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 857,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Oxford Day Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TransFormCA Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 725,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Care Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay East Association of Realtors Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Resurrection Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 857,550

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kansas Athletics Incorporated KS Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 350
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2018 750
National Association for Family School and Community Engagem VA Education Donor Advised 2018 668
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Woodside School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Progressive Animal Welfare Society Inc WA Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Groom Inc OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 799,418

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Figure Skating in Harlem, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Third Way Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Nantucket Golf Club Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The University of Sydney Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Oak Knoll School Parent Teacher Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Northwest Health Foundation II United States Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Baylor School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 544,675

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13110 records found.