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)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Polaris Project N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. N/A Germany Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Care Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 240,410

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Polaris Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pomona College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,777
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
New America Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Utah Film Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15,000
The Institute for the Advancement of Education in Jaffa Inc N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Initiative Selbstandiger Immigrantinnen e.V. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Care Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 240,410

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Chicago Food Depository IL Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Meals on Wheels People Inc OR Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Venice Arts CA Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Iowa State University Foundation IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Mozilla Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Music in the Schools Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
GiveWell CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 367,900

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
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
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
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
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation 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
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,145,405

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13110 records found.