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)
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A OK United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tourette Association of America N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco CA United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Muso Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 1,140,890

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Empirical Resolution Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tourette Association of America N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza San Francisco Donor Advised 2018 -200
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Muso Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 1,140,890

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
We Got Us Now Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
FISH Food Bank OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 700
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,327
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,035,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 300,000
International Essential Tremor Foundation KS Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GroundTruth Project, Inc. MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Givelight Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Cortney's Place AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Yellowstone Coalition Inc MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 6,134,376

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Empirical Resolution Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 450,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 440,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tourette Association of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 -200
Palo Alto Soccer Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Muso Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 625
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 265
Page SUM 1,140,890

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13110 records found.