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)
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Education Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jackson Hole Land Trust N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2018 3,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Page SUM 140,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 35,542
Museum of Fine Arts N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 42,504
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 39,445
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Casa Latina N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Solidago Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Unloop N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Theatre Lab N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Green America N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 5,017,791

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Institute for Educational Advancement CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 800,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,053,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Fremont Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 450
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Compassion and Choices United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,375,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity: Water United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 19,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 2,993,200

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13110 records found.