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)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A AZ United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Malaria Consortium N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A KS United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,851,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAWSitively Cats N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Malaria Consortium N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,851,500

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JOIN OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Kino Border Initiative Inc AZ International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Saturday Center for Psychotherapy and Training CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Pug Rescue of Sacramento CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
MERRAG CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
All Our Kids Inc DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seva Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 1,209,000

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 600
Freiburger Münsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Pew Charitable Trusts United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Inspiring Futures A Volunteer Uganda Trust England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PAWSitively Cats United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,650
Parisi House on the Hill, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Malaria Consortium England Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lutheran Church in America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Muttville United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alliance for Excellent Education, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,851,500

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13110 records found.