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)
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A ME United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
One East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Doc Society Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,834,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
One East Palo Alto San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Doc Society Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,834,550

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Youth Symphony Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club MT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Page SUM 297,413

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
One East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,834,550

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13280 records found.