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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metropolitan Family Services N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Cat Town Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,741,627

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mathematical Sciences Research Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,040
Ultimate Impact Inc Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Muslim Advocates Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Impact Justice Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Hopalong Animal Rescue Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Education Trust Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500,000
The Taylor Family Foundation Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Education for Change Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Page SUM 3,083,040

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Menlo Park Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Verified Voting Foundation PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Wallace Buice Theatre Company GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Children's Clinic Serving Children and Their Families CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Live in Peace Inc CA Youth Development Committee Advised 2018 17,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Committee Advised 2018 15,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,497,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Price Charter Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Friends of Mount Auburn Cemetery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 32,077
Lomita Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Public Service Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 19,700
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Metropolitan Family Services United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 12,500
Cat Town United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,741,627

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13110 records found.