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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Beginnings N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Design that Matters Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,264,411

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Beginnings N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 7,000
New Teacher Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
First Liberty Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Design that Matters Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Gordon Research Conferences N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,264,411

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Reading Partners CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 50,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Cooks Inc MA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Human Outreach Project UT Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Institute of World Politics DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Opportunity Fund Community Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Pacific Research Institute for Public Policy CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 284,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Pepperwood Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Francisco Performances, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Friends of the Peace Parks Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 200
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,208
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Boys & Girls Clubs of La Habra-Brea United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 77,658

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13110 records found.