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)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George School N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A Germany International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beloit College N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP N/A IL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Visual Communications Media N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc N/A MD United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Singapore Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,233,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
One Mind Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
George School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400
Deutsches Institut für Tropische und Subtropische Landwirtsc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Beloit College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
National Public Radio, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Whitefish Community Foundation, Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Visual Communications Media N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Association of Volunteers in International Service USA Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
JDRF International N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,200
National Trades Union Congress - U Care Fund N/A Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Hope Enterprise Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
NETWORK Advocates for Catholic Social Justice N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 3,233,350

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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
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education 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
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
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
Page SUM 32,520,020

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13110 records found.