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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Covenant House Alaska N/A AK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wogrammer Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The SAMFund N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
St. Xavier High School N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS N/A NE United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 556,620

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tahoe-Pyramid Trail Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Kind, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Catholic Conference N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 7,500
New Israel Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
New York Times Neediest Cases Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Star Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Gandhigram Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cougar Robotics, Inc N/A Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Pedacito del Cielo A.C. N/A Corporate Advised 2018 2,600
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Daler Nazarov's Culture Foundation N/A Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Page SUM 237,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
High-Tech High Heels TX Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 82,811
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 250
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way Worldwide TX Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 98,051
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Mercy for Animals CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Partnership for Children and Youth CA Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. PR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 441,397

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 425
Covenant House Alaska United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Families for Freedom Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wogrammer Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The SAMFund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Good Food Institute, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Housing California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 12,700
St. Xavier High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 18,545
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Completely KIDS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 556,620

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13110 records found.