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)
Institute for Humane Studies N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brighter Green, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Graduate San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light N/A SC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 635,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Humane Studies N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brighter Green, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Graduate San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 635,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Take the Lead Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pear Avenue Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2018 220,462
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Colon Cancer Alliance DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Silicon Valley Pet Project CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 54,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
Page SUM 854,812

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Humane Studies United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The High Desert Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Brighter Green, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 380,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Benjamin Franklin Intermediate School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
First Graduate United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Darkness to Light United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian I United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 635,000

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13110 records found.