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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Houston Food Bank N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Page SUM 653,048

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Houston Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Page SUM 653,048

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Austin Film Society TX Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 33,500
Child Educational Center Caltech Jpl Community CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Year, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom Fwd CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Visual Communications Media CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Noora Health CA Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Buddhist Global Relief NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 525,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2018 45,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Houston Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 120,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Church of the Ascension United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 231,677
Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
Page SUM 653,048

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13110 records found.