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 Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A MO United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion IMDEA Networks N/A Spain Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A MN United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A WI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Page SUM 5,012,836

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Results for America N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,400,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastern Congo Initiative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
St Vincent de Paul Society N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 300
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion IMDEA Networks N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 95,538
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 -1,772
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Woman's Work, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 300
International Rescue Committee, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
North Carolina State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,320
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,712,500
Page SUM 5,012,836

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,199,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mozilla Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Georgetown University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 32,520,020

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13110 records found.