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)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Project 1 27 N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Share Our Strength Inc N/A MD United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 395,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Project 1 27 N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 395,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Go Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. DC Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
My New Red Shoes CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The House Development Corporation NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Fund for Animal Welfare, Inc. MA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 87,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peace Development Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Smithsonian Institution Office of the Comptroller DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Media Mobilizing Project PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Page SUM 2,046,100

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Uncommon Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Project 1 27 United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Omni Commons United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Share Our Strength Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Hope for Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 395,900

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13110 records found.