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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado State University N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Greater Horizons N/A MO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
United Way of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 7,600
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
thesecondopinion San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,872,213

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado State University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Greater Horizons N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Exeter Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
thesecondopinion San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,055,613

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 350
Gideons Promise Inc GA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BSF International LLC TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
United Way Worldwide VA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 147,775
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Humane Society of the United States DC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Sierra Nevada Journeys NV Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 140,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Babson College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 1,231,625

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 6,500
Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 540
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Colorado State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 219,807
Greater Horizons United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 1,689,056
United States Olympic and Paralympic Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Digital Asia Hub Hong Kong Donor Advised 2018 100,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Phillips Exeter Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 51,000
Rudolf Steiner Foundation, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Bay Area Women's and Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pachamama Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
BRAC USA Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hope in A Suitcase United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,737,403

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13110 records found.