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)
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -105
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
National Psoriasis Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Ashland Emergency Food Bank N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Page SUM 213,870

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Donors Network San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 989,575

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA DE General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Father’s House International CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Clark University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Roy Gomm Elementary School NV Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Growing Veterans WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Holocaust Memorial Foundation of Illinois Inc. IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 1,593,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 67,500
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -500,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,875
Ultimate Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Imagine Supported Living Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,008,075

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13110 records found.