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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pilots Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Cow Hollow Preschool San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Baker Home and School Club Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Page SUM 664,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Millbrook Robotics Booster Club N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Midland School Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way of Northern California N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kitchen Angels Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Parents for Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Washington University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,507,250

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 192,267
Kilgoris Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
East Bay College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,811,467

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pilots Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Cow Hollow Preschool United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Valley Verde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
National Psoriasis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
Page SUM 688,800

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13110 records found.