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)
Don't Ever Give Up, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 157,500
Morning Glory Montessori School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Salvation Army N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation of City College of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Tom Deierlein Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,350,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Responsive Politics N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Mary's Catholic School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Process Therapy Institute Incorporated Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,600
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Altos Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Academic Endeavors N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 674,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of Nevada Reno Foundation NV Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
MSI-US DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Bay Area Women Leader Network CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 800
Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 645
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 280,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Metro United Way Inc KY Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Golden State Warriors Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Social Tees Animal Rescue Foundation NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 464,195

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,325
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy Multiplied America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 17,100
Childhood Apraxia of Speech Association of North America United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 41,523
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mathematical Sciences Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Page SUM 475,838

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