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)
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A IN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
United Friends of the Children N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 4,393,270

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
United Friends of the Children N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 4,393,270

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Prep for Prep NY Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Morris Animal Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Justice Collaborative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American Association for the Advancement of Science DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 59,110
Defy Ventures Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lindsey Vonn Foundation OH Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 275
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partners in Health MD Health Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Washington WA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Team Red White & Blue, Inc. FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 225,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 475,635

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
JDRF International United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PeopleForBikes Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,827,920
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,900
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Primary School - East Palo Alto United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
United Friends of the Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Educacy United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Enloe Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 4,393,270

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13110 records found.