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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 345,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 600
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
HEAL Project San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 345,150

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pachamama Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 850,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Friends for Survival CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
La Cocina Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
First Community Housing CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Roman Archbishop of Los Angeles A Corporation Sole CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Milwaukee Collegiate Academy Inc WI Donor Advised 2018 50,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2018 425
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Third Way Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 5,219,475

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Meeting Street Massachusetts Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mrelief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rainforest Alliance, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,720,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pelican Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Helping Educate to Advance the Rights of the Deaf United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Drug Policy Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -28,370
St. Teresa's Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute England Health Donor Advised 2018 155,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Homes for Our Troops United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,225,230

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13110 records found.