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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TNTP Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Kidney Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church N/A NJ United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tracys Kids Inc N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The SAMFund N/A MA United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,071,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Bay Opera Association, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Page SUM 205,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ames Comm School District IA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Berthoud Baseball Club Inc CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 -500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Secular Student Alliance CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation FL Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
American Online Giving Foundation FL General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 309,529
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 936,529

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TNTP Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 665,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
National Kidney Foundation Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
St. Peter's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Tracys Kids Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 130,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,071,750

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13110 records found.