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)
Maitri Charitable Trust Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado Education Initiative N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry N/A OR United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Ker-Anna N/A RI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 679,113

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 400
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Wears Valley Ranch, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 250
Year Up Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 588,716

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity International, Inc. IL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Coastal Repertory Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Urban Habitat Program CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 68,333
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 25,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers VA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 300
Woodside Village Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Love and Second Chances CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 10,711,829

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Maitri Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Colorado Education Initiative United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Oregon Museum of Science and Industry United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lowell Kiwanas Foundation Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Camp Ker-Anna United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,000
New York University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 56,613
American Heart Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 679,113

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13110 records found.