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)
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,518,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation Marin International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,518,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Park Avenue Synagogue Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 36,000
WonderWork Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Impact Experience Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350,000
12 Plus PA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Employment Opportunities NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Mississippi Center for Justice MS Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TNTP Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,359,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Compassion in World Farming United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Nepal Youth Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Amigos for Christ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation of Greater Montreal Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,518,700

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13110 records found.