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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A NM United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation N/A MD United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,585,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lomita Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 750
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation N/A Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,585,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 215,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 400
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 12,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
Truck of Love SC International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marin Community Foundation CA Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2018 5,050,000
United Indians of All Tribes Foundation WA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Classical Public Radio Network LLC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 8,077,310

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Lomita Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Santa Fe Opera United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars National Home for Children United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
City Slicker Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ruby Habitat Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 2,585,000

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13110 records found.