Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alone N/A Ireland Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Honduras Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmas House of Hope N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A PA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A AZ United States Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 1,624,491

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -246,000
Nantucket Book Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alone N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 11,000
National Autonomous University of Honduras N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grandmas House of Hope N/A Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Thomas Jefferson University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science Inc N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Homes for Our Troops N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Dallas Women's Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 165,691
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Strong Food L.A. Kitchen N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Pasadena ISD Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Alliance Defending Freedom N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 90,000
Page SUM 1,624,491

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mission Valley ROCP CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 600
Rise Against Hunger NC Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Parents Club West Portal School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 303,752

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 32,471,430

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13110 records found.