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)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 5,233,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Marin Community Foundation Marin Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
Summit Preparatory Charter High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HandsOn Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 5,233,550

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2018 750
California Polytechnic State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 6,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 400
River City Community Services CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 3,432
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asapbio CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 112,389
Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Teton Area WY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 536,771

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
California Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 410,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,145,850

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13110 records found.