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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Cambodian Children's Fund N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
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
Page SUM 748,474

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cambodian Children's Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
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
Page SUM 748,474

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 380
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Physicians for Human Rights, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Chung Wah Academy of New England Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
American Civil War Museum VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 560
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson AZ Religion Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
International Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in Schools Today CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,499
Cleo Eulau Center for Children and Adolescents CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sierra Senior Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Greater Horizons MO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 3,383,045

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cambodian Children's Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 19,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Friends of Children With Special Needs United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,364
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
Page SUM 748,474

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13110 records found.