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)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement USA N/A CO United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Hill Church N/A NC United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Press Law Center Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 689,867

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Fire Foundation N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Université de Liège N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 95,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St. Marys Academy N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 202,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Trustees of Bates College ME Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Vineyard Conservation Society Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercado Global, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 12,062,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TWBD, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Myeloma & Bone Cancer Research United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Junior Achievement USA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
California Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2018 7,566
Carmel Ideas Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 255,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Forest Hill Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Student Press Law Center Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WonderWork Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 -40,000
Social Finance, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 61,651
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Cove Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 689,867

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13110 records found.