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)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 429,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 429,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Representation Project CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc OR Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Future Problem Solving Program International, Inc. CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friedreichs Ataxia Research Alliance Fara PA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 3,909,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Plant It Forward Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Diego Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Motor Neuron Disease Association of New Zealand Incorporated New Zealand Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Union College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 429,500

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13110 records found.