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)
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Mexico Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Good Shepherd Services N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 198,708

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parents Helping Parents, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Acortar Distancias A.C. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 58
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Mission High Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Good Shepherd Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 198,708

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society PA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American India Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
City and County of Honolulu HI Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Panzi Foundation DC Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
PathLight International Inc CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
St. Matthew Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,550
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 947,487

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Prince of Peace Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 8,600
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
JPR Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -24,000
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 83,383
Nuru International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 350,000
John F. Kennedy Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for Responsive Politics United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 1,315,883

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13110 records found.