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)
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative N/A OH United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Junior League of Palo Alto - Mid Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Science from Scientists N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 750
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 282,858

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Founders For Good Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Kesem National N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Time for a Change Foundation Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 408
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,001,811

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Wishbone Org CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Country School Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Compassion Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -50,000
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 600
Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,125
Greeninfo Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Light Tower Corporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Parks Conservation Association DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,054,725

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Gandhigram Trust India Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Founders For Good Limited England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,650,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Time for a Change Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Fund For Educational Excellence Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
The Taylor Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Women in Film & TV (UK) United Kingdom Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Omid Foundation USA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medical Benevolence Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 408
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 6,001,811

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13110 records found.