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 Walks Alameda CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Education for Change Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 475,201

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Walks Alameda Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 8,750
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Agriculture Education Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 20,001
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Heart of the Valley Services for Seniors Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 475,201

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Andre Sobel River of Life Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Geohazards International CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Unbound MO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2018 250
Palo Alto High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuru International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Israel Fund ME Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Governor Dummer Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 142,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Larkin Street Youth Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Joseph Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Mt Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 800
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Generation Citizen Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kenmore East High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 594,500

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