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)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara CA United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
IDinsight San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,327,279

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
IDinsight San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,196,729
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Highlands Preschool Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
Cupertino Historical Society, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 800
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 1,327,279

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Taiko Group Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,500
Community Development Corporation of Brownsville Inc TX Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Nation Life Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ESF College Foundation Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
3rd I South Asian Independent Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Gunston School Incorporated MD Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 835,000
Epiphany Lutheran Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Ballet Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 1,196,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eye to Eye, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 24,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Homeschool Now Hawaii United States Other Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
REDF United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Alliance for Girls United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 400,830

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13110 records found.