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)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
The Education Trust Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 537,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 69,400
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 242,550
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 800
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 537,950

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
B Lab Company PA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Museum of Science MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Museum of Fine Arts MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Bay Area Furniture Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
St. Lucy Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
CelebrateMercy OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vida Verde Nature Education CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 499,200

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center on Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Hearing Connection United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 550
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Lawrence University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 249,700

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13110 records found.