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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network N/A TX United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Wellesley College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Doing Good Together N/A MN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 301,065

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -99,500
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
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
Friends of Castaic Lake N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Page SUM 203,684

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Berkshire Montessori School Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,000,000
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Music for Minors Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 9,537,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Prestonwood Caring People Network United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Wellesley College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 301,065

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13110 records found.