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)
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Seattle Theatre Group N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sinai Health System N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sri Dhanvantri Trust N/A India Health Donor Advised 2018 145
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Presentation High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ocean Cleanup North Pacific Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -25,405

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Woman's Nation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 250
One Nation Life Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Classical Public Radio Network LLC San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Marin Humane Society Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 462,222

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500,000
Culturetrust Greater Philadelphia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Building Skills Partnership CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Women for Women International NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Roses in Concrete CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Parents for Peace TN Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 2,334,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Children of Haiti Enhancement Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mithil Prasad Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
One Nation Life Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
City of San Jose United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,622
Classical Public Radio Network LLC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Respeto e Igualdad Animal AC Mexico Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 268,850
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 70,000
Marin Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Johnson House Historic Site Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 462,222

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13110 records found.