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)
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
VoteRiders N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cure JM Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,145
Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Greeninfo Network Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jack Vasel Memorial Fund Limited N/A IN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 977,045

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,669,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 720
Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 300,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The LIVESTRONG Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute for Nonprofit News CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
East of the River Clergy Police Community Partnership Inc DC Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 867,470

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society International United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Pacific Charter School Development Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Open Door Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Park Hill Congregational United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,669,550

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13110 records found.