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)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Page SUM 768,060

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Liberty Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Page SUM 768,060

Pages

13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Monmouth Conservation Foundation NJ Environment Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University IN Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Red White & Blue Charity CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 23,368
The Monastery of St. Gertrude ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Minnesota Indian Womens Sexual Assault Coalition MN Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,075,244

Pages

12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Mercado Global, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Jazz at the Ballroom Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society & Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 299
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Hesperian Health Guides United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catticus Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
VisionSpring United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM -19,650,001

Pages

13110 records found.