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)
First Liberty Institute N/A TX United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Franklin Education Forum N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education 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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Page SUM 3,780,435

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Liberty Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Franklin Education Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education 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
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Page SUM 3,780,435

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA of MS 54 Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa-USA NY Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Breakthrough Collaborative Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Monastery of St. Gertrude ID Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Children's Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,695,376
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
We Are Cherished Inc TX Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Homeboy Industries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Dev Color CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Page SUM 2,612,826

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
First Liberty Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Bay Area Vocal Academy United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Franklin Education Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 9,135
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Rails to Trails Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pacific Stroke Association United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 212,500
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Food Frontier Institute LTD Australia Food Security Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Page SUM 3,780,435

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13110 records found.