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)
Parkside Boosters San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Page SUM 2,585,342

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parkside Boosters San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Page SUM 2,585,342

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Big Life International Inc FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated CO International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,850
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
HIAS, Inc. MD International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Pet Assisted Therapy Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
First Graduate CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Mass Design Group MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 9,100
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 349,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Parkside Boosters United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Charity Fair Horse Show United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Davis Rowing Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Repairers of the Breach Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
San Jose Parks Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 650
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 360
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 312,500
Buzzards Bay Coalition Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2018 227,582
Page SUM 2,585,342

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13110 records found.