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)
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A CO United States Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A India Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
Page SUM 5,807,972

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Great Work Education Holdings, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,500,000
Indian Institute of Science N/A Higher Education Corporate Advised 2018 19,500
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 20,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
The Painted Turtle N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Institute for Learning Development, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Human Rights First N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,675
University of Nevada Reno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Heal - Help to Eat Accept & Live N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Desert Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,800
Wesleyan University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Library Association of La Jolla N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
University of Florida N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 3,247
Page SUM 5,807,972

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 844,935

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Mission Valley ROCP United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 30,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 200
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 165,602

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13110 records found.