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)
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
San Francisco Public Health Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Elephants of Africa Rescue Society Inc N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
March for Our Lives Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
USA Region of the International Society for Applied Ethology N/A IN United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 135,412
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
National Center for Lesbian Rights San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Conversations du Monde N/A France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM -24,539,863

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BSF International LLC N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,736,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Quoria Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Miami-Dade College Foundation FL Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Healthy You Network Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society NY Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Museum of the Bible Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
El Concilio of San Mateo County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Youth Speaks Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati OH Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 5,257,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
BSF International LLC United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Institute for Stuttering Treatment & Professional T United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 550
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puppies Behind Bars Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 60,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University 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 200
Mentor Tutor Connection United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,487,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 5,736,700

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13110 records found.