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)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 153,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlowe Ballet San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 153,300

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
Mayo Clinic MN Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Moonshot Edventures CO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Forensic League IA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,050,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pivotal Connections CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Plastic Oceans International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 20,705,925

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Homes for Our Troops Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Canada Canada Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zanmi Beni Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Dolores Street Community Services, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
La Piccola Scuola Italiana Di San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
March of Dimes Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Menlowe Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 153,300

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13280 records found.