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)
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A AZ United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A NY United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 781,809

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Food and Environment Reporting Network N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 781,809

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mid-Pacific Institute HI Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LEVI CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 450
Page SUM 244,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project Inc United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Flti United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Mathematical Association of America Incorporated United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,359
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Food and Environment Reporting Network United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 650
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
T’ruah United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 8,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 275,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 8,000
A Home Within, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
City of Palo Alto Animal Services United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 781,809

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13110 records found.