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)
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Supported Shelters N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A VT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Management Center N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,107,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Supported Shelters N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Management Center N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay Santa Clara Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,107,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Desert Aids Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
B Lab Company PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Museum of Science MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Olive Seed Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Texas Democracy Foundation PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of Fine Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 636,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Community Supported Shelters United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Management Center United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Christian Missionary Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chevrah Kadishah of the South Bay United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,107,000

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13110 records found.