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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A VA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Wellesley College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Doing Good Together N/A MN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 418,815

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Science San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Wellesley College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Doing Good Together N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 418,815

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
East Oakland Youth Development Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Berkeley City Club Conservancy CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
One East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 885,469
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peace Development Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Day Nursery CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Kitchen Angels Inc NM Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,057,469

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 160,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Virginia Organizing, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 500
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Children's Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,565
Wellesley College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Intermusic Sf United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Doing Good Together United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 418,815

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13110 records found.