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)
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Berkeley Student Cooperative Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Educational Tall Ship Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2018 250
Sonoma Valley Teen Services N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,306
Asapbio San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 150,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Year Up Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 500
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Doctors Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Ohio Campus Compact N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 1,380,056

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hatch Enterprise N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 34,338
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nevada Humane Society Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Church Health Center of Memphis Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paws Up for Veterans N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
National Mentoring Partnership Incorporated N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 8,045
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of El Camino Real N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Magic Wheelchair N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 108,883

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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
Amor Ministries Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab MO Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Cupertino Educational Endowment CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Page SUM 31,472,520

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resource Central United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 6,000
The Lab SF United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Friends of Nevada Wilderness United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Springfield City School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Kelly S Brush Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
San Carlos Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Mariachi Heritage Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Creation Home Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Commemorative Air Force United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Page SUM 592,950

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13110 records found.