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)
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,664,639

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Weizmann Institute of Science N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Connections San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,664,639

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oak Hill School of California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Childrens Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
San Carlos Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Innovations for Poverty Action CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Heartland Film, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Compassion in World Farming GA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 -100,000
Homeless ID Project AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 12,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Weizmann Institute of Science Israel Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 160,029
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 960
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Family Connections United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Cortney's Place United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 45,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Page SUM 1,664,639

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13110 records found.