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)
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MAH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,026
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Exhibition District CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Neighborhood House Inc. OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2018 360
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Earth Law Center NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Friends of the Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 314,800

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13110 records found.