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)
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A CT United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Kenya Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,908,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ocean Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for Middle East Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Refugee Child Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Museo Italo-Americano San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Approach Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Trans N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
KIPP Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 48,000
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,908,950

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Badass Animal Rescue Inc NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Think of Us VA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy MN Food Security Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
APA Heritage Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 871,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 953
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 185,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
We Are Cherished Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 60,000
350Seattleorg United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
George Washington Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Daughters of Zion Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Urban Justice Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 1,893,653

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13110 records found.