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)
Red Wiggler Foundation Inc. N/A MD United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CatchLight San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Colorado Foundation N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 891,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CatchLight San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Colorado Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 887,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Boston Medical Center Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in The Valley CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
International Fellowship of Christians & Jews IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Page SUM 1,329,356

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CatchLight United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 887,500

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13280 records found.