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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Council on Foreign Relations N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Association of University Women Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Alter Global N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,858,045

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy Corps N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Living Classroom Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Council on Foreign Relations N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Shane's Inspiration N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Association of University Women Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Alter Global N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,858,045

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Cardigan Mountain School NH Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Gubbio Project, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute CO Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Headwaters Science Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alameda County Arts Commission CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 246,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Renaissance Charitable Foundation Inc. IN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hillsborough Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Page SUM 472,400

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FUSE Corps United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Living Classroom United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Council on Foreign Relations United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Shane's Inspiration United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
JustFix, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Association of University Women Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Alter Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,858,045

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13110 records found.