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)
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Boston College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Yellow Barn Inc N/A VT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auburn Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Zearn Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,685,714

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hidden Genius Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Boston College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Yellow Barn Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
International Myeloma Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auburn Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Zearn Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,685,714

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
OpenAI Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 737
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 12,063,737

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Boston College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Auburn Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Zearn Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,685,714

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13280 records found.