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)
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Oakland International High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,100
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
San Jose Light Tower Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 14,850
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts General Hospital N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Stage Company Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Medha Corp N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Trinity Forum Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jazz House Kids Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 718,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 536,948

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Donor Advised 2018 560,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Unbound MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 31,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Whole Armour International Church MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
LEVI CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 755,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 536,948

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