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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A KA India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Insight LA Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Page SUM 763,282

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The DLA Piper Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Insight LA Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Page SUM 763,282

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Thesmallslivefoundationinc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Operation Freedom Paws CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
North Beach Citizens CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Global Animal Partnership TX Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Santa Fe Institute NM Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voto Latino Inc DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 743,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Freefrom United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The DLA Piper Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees for Harvard University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation India Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Insight LA Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Solar Cookers International United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
News Literacy Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 38,000
Page SUM 763,282

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13110 records found.