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)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,344,560

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,344,560

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
China Labor Watch Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Portland Rescue Mission OR Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 450
Nantucket Preservation Trust, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
PGHH Buddhist Center Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Health Care Without Harm VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The House Development Corporation NFP IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Re:store Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Conservation International Foundation MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lewis and Clark College OR Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hillsborough Beautification Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Metta Forest Monastery Wat Mettavanaram CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,139,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hands at Work in Africa USA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 240
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Limitless Horizons Ixil Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Library Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,110,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,344,560

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13110 records found.