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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 2,207,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Learning Ally Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 2,207,750

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,157,800

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,812,500
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Mary's Place Seattle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Simi Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Global Fund for Children United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 28,000
Phi Delta Theta Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Page SUM 2,207,750

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13110 records found.