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)
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,725
Kiss the Ground CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
National Park Foundation DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Hope for Paws CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
The Global Development Incubator Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 -103,500
Shark Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2018 900
Alliance for Girls CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Southwest Energy Efficiency Project LLC CO Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Mission Continues MO Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 5,251,975

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
San Mateo County Libraries United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Town Cats of Morgan Hill United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,800
Friends of the Israel Defense Forces United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cougar Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
The Dalmatian Dreams Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of Oregon Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Link Media, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Wallace Buice Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 228,050

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13110 records found.