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)
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wheelock College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Puget Sound N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Public Communicators Inc N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A KY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Populace Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Resource Central N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 4,068,610

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Wheelock College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 113,747
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Puget Sound N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Public Communicators Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Defy Ventures Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Shark Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 900
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 65,000
Populace Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Westlake Hills Elementary School Parent Faculty Association N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 507
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300,000
The General Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 249,906
Resource Central N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
Page SUM 4,068,610

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Open Philanthropy Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
Blue Angels Foundation Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
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
Page SUM 31,470,680

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Luis A Ferre Foundation Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Groundswell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Henry M. Gunn High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pacific Wild Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 167,785

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13110 records found.