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)
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A HI United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 159,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Hawaiian Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Valley Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Gateway Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,100
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Shawnee Mission Northwest Cross Country Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jewish Council for Public Affairs N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Marin Village Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plant It Forward Farms N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Page SUM 157,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
New Teacher Center CA Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275,000
Wildland Firefighter Foundation ID Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CareMessage CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. MA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center Inc OR Health Donor Advised 2018 23,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 8,500
Page SUM 1,484,125

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
SENS Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center United States Donor Advised 2018 132,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Gold Star Mothers Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Music of Bhutan Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 752,800

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13110 records found.