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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Crowden Music Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FWD.us Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Augusta Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TWBD, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project N/A WA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kelly S Brush Foundation N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
KQED, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Stride Center Alameda CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Iranian American Council N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 6,909,339

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 666,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club VA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Page SUM 945,250

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
The Crowden Music Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
FWD.us Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,065,789
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Camp Augusta Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 500
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
TWBD, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Seattle Clemency Project United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Liahona Motu Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
The Stride Center United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
ORT America Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 95,000
National Iranian American Council United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 150
Page SUM 6,909,339

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13110 records found.