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)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Institute Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 829,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vision to Learn N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Newtown Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 3,750
Park Avenue Synagogue N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenpeace Fund, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Kilohana Kai N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 166,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Henry M. Gunn High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance WA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Groundswell Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA WA International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
VMC Foundation CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Corporate Advised 2018 11,029
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,139,979

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Heifer Project International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
UMBC Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Soliya Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Opportunity Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
High-Tech High Heels United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 829,800

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13110 records found.