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)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Heyday CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Lawfare Institute DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Jikoji CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Kimet - Kuumba in Motion Expressing Transformation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bank Street College of Education NY Education Donor Advised 2018 700,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GO Campaign CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 1,081,300

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Western American Diocese of Russian Orthodox Church Outside United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Oregon Public Broadcasting United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 850
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Music at the Mission United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Matter of Trust, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Family Violence Appellate Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 129,150

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13110 records found.