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)
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MAH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,925,324

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Research Foundation for the State University of New York Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Liberty in North Korea N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silk Road Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Poverty Action N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,925,324

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Migration Policy Institute DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 6,250
Palo Alto Jazz Alliance CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 65,000
East Lynne Theater Company NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Indivisible Civics Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
PEN American Center Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
WNET NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Academy of Engineering Fund GA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 750
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu CA Education Donor Advised 2018 14,000
Pilarcitos Alternative High (Continuation) CA Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Crisis Intervention Services CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Oxfam-America, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 235,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Research Foundation for the State University of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,470
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
American Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Liberty in North Korea United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
CARE - Headquarters United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Silk Road Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 275
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 175,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Empowerment Works Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 99,229
Inquiring Systems, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 5,925,324

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13110 records found.