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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mitchell College N/A CT United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation N/A CA United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 507,074

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters Education Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Oregon Community College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Kids Intervention & Diagnostic Service Center, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Living on the Edge with Chip Ingram N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Partners in Care, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
US - China Railroad Friendship Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
EL Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,718,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lions Club International Ftdn IL Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,200,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
The Center For Documentary Studies NC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
World Central Kitchen Incorporated PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropy Roundtable DC General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,322,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Mitchell College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Reg 11 Education Service Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Shasta Regional Community Foundation United States Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Wells for Africa United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 30,074
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 507,074

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13110 records found.