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)
National Academy of Engineering Fund N/A GA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Nepal Orphans Home Inc. N/A NC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Next Generation Politics N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
From the Heart Productions Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Geoscience Education in Action N/A Canada Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Genes N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,249,480
Great Public Schools Now N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,275
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Page SUM 6,590,138

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Paralyzed Veterans of America Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanbridge Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 44,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Seattle Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ultra Sports Science Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 784,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 400
KCXU Incorporation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Preservation Hall Foundation Inc LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Cancer Society Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Las Lomitas Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 563,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Good Samaritan Family Resource Center of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Guiding Eyes for the Blind Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Stanbridge Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,000
HAS Wigner Research Centre for Physics Hungary Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Seattle Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ultra Sports Science Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 784,750

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13280 records found.