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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Glimpse Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Python Software Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Compassion International Incorporated N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,208
Page SUM 865,133

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Glimpse Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Python Software Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Compassion International Incorporated N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,208
Page SUM 865,133

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pescadero Elementary and Middle CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Union City Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Colorado Office of the Governor CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Nebraska Foundation NE Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samasource, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Pacific Central District of the Unitarian Universalist Assoc CO Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Costano Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 191,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Global Glimpse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Thulani Senior German Shepherd Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Python Software Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Compassion International Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,208
Page SUM 865,133

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13280 records found.