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)
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A NV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 470,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cure GM1 Incorporated Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 60,000
National Urban Squash & Education Association Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future of Life Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 470,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Creativity Explored CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
International Youth Foundation MD Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
India Community Center, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
uAspire Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Preserve Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Promise Inc MA Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Historical Society of Watertown MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Impact Melanoma MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 670,450

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Faces United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
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
Page SUM 470,000

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13110 records found.