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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International N/A SC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez N/A PR United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The SAMFund N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,392,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PBS Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,700,000
The Boston Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Wildflower Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 650,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Friends for Survival N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truck of Love N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
Hammond Ranch Firefighters Association N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mount Shasta Trail Association Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Siskiyou Food Assistance Corporation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Weed Friends of the Library N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Small Things N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
U.S. National Committee for UN Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 3,869,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
US Lacrosse Inc MD Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jazz House Kids Inc. NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 350
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sweet Briar Institute VA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated NY Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 365,600

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Repertory Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Elemental Antonio Badillo Hernandez United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Committee for Green Foothills United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,392,375

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13110 records found.