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)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sightsavers Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lava Mae San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisa Immaculata N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 746
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,649
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Fundacion De Culebra Inc N/A PR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Revere High School N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,400
Page SUM 2,817,545

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spruce Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Page SUM 4,117,072

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 43,192
The Bay School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,500
HealthRIGHT 360 CA Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies CA Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. AL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Enloe Medical Center CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Documentary, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NC State Engineering Foundation, Inc. NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,450
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,669,892

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Spruce Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2018 12,453
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Homework Central United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 69,544
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Geohazards International United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream USA Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 325
Page SUM 4,117,072

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13110 records found.