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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa N/A England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
University of Detroit Mercy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
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
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amarok Society N/A ON Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,700,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Adopt A Family Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
University of Detroit Mercy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Policy Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amarok Society N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,700,900

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
League of Women Voters South San Mateo County Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Drug Policy Alliance NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
The San Francisco School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Naval Postgraduate School Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,353
Zen Hospice Project Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp for All Kids MO Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hebron Academy Incorporated ME Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sexual Health Innovations CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon Humane Society OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Latinos for Education Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 268,134
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 333,250
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 741,717

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Adopt A Family Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,300
St. Nicholas School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Spark Microgrants United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rosa England Human Services Donor Advised 2018 947,100
University of Detroit Mercy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute for Policy Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
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
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Amarok Society Canada International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Page SUM 1,700,900

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13110 records found.