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)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated N/A FL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc N/A ID United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girls on the Run International N/A NC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Glenwood N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM -438,396

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Preble Street N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gathering N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Food for Children Inc N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Action Agency of Butte County Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 7,478,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Milton Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Holt International Children's Services Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Redwood City Downtown Business Group CA Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Personal Ponies Limited GA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Atherton Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Lawrence Schools Foundation KS Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 298,950

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
USTA Player Development Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
Peking University Alumni Association of Northern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Badass Animal Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Essie Justice Group United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Full Circle Exchange International Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Girls on the Run International United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Camp Glenwood United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amici Lovaniensis Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit of Morgan Hill United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM -438,396

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13110 records found.