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)
National Council of Social Service N/A Singapore Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Early Education N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
UC San Diego Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Beach Elementary School N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A NY United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 819,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Council of Social Service N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Loyola Educational Corporation of Shreveport N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bridges to Community Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for Early Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Maya's Hope Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
UC San Diego Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Girls Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 300,000
Beach Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Holt International Children's Services Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Bucknell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 819,350

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 31,290,480

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 127,535

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13110 records found.