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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children International N/A MO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services N/A AK United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 438,379

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children International N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 438,379

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Food Safety DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vida Joven de Mexico CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Johns Hopkins University MD Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pacific Legal Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
IDEO.ORG NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 625
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Institute for Human & Social Development Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Domestic Violence Foundation OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,839,825

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Edgewood Park-Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserv United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jesuit Worldwide Learning Higher Education at the Margins US United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Spirit Series, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Congregation Bnai Brith Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Children International United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,904
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 249,275
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Delta San Francisco-Peninsula Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Social Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 438,379

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13110 records found.