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)
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Expression Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A ID United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Pro Mujer, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Taft Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Expression Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Rural Development Fund Public Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. N/A Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,600

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Contemplative Outreach Ltd NJ Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Beneficent Technology Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc OR Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Fractured Atlas, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,750
Liahona Motu Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Puppies Behind Bars Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 973,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Pro Mujer, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Taft Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Expression Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,220
SOMOS Mayfair Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Rural Development Fund Public Fund Kyrgyzstan Community Development Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Peregrine Fund, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2018 500
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 50,480
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Crest Trail Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Girl Scouts of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 196,600

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13110 records found.