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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marina Orth Foundation N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A PA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,028,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marina Orth Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Youth Law Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,028,000

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Environmental Protection Network DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
USA West Province, Society of Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Pacifica Resource Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project HIRED CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
New Beginnings Community Church of the Bay Area CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Wake Forest University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mending Kids International CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 800
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends & Foundation of the San Francisco Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 67,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Faces United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Brotherhood/Sister Sol Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dia Center for the Arts, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Marina Orth Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PA Racehorse Rehoming Rehabilitation & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 495,000
Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,028,000

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13110 records found.