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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
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
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gardens Edge N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
No Means No Worldwide N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,361,002

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Latinas Contra Cancer Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,670
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 750
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Family Supportive Housing, Inc. Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
Project HIRED Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,667
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 148,121

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13110 records found.
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pan Massachusetts Challenge Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 12,000
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
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 129,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 409,112
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 106,486
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 16,666
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 600
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gardens Edge United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
No Means No Worldwide United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 3,765,114

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13110 records found.