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)
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -53,100
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc N/A WI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo N/A NY United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Page SUM 144,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Animal Haven Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Rail Foundation Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Myeloma Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Larkin Street Youth Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 185,125

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Represent.Us Education Fund MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 4,309
Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Forests Forever Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Representation Project CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 951,109

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Lucy Burns Institute Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
American University in Cairo United States Donor Advised 2018 12,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,400,000
Page SUM 2,673,595

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13110 records found.