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)
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wait List Zero Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre First Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 469,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Door Ventures San Francisco Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute for the Future Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wait List Zero Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Sustainable Development Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Theatre First Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Earthjustice San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 469,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo Union High School District CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marina Orth Foundation DC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 125,000
SV Home CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,300
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Torah High Schools of Phoenix AZ Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Psi Services III Inc DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Safe & Sound the Corporation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 187,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 15,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gabriel Park Preschool of Portland Oregon United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,700
GirlVentures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Geographic Society United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Greenlight Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 1,182,400

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