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 Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Habor Now Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Fundacion Paraguaya de Cooperacion y Desarrollo N/A Paraguay Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Heritage Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Center for Popular Democracy N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,472
Free the Bid N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oglala Sioux Tribe N/A SD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Power Pump Girls, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Habor Now Inc N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Fundacion Paraguaya de Cooperacion y Desarrollo N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Heritage Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Remote Energy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Center for Popular Democracy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,472
Free the Bid N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Way Worldwide N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oglala Sioux Tribe N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Power Pump Girls, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Page SUM 321,072

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Grantee State Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Notre Dame High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Omega of Greater LR Inc AR Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Cooperative of Nantucket Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Wet Foundation MT Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
R Street Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2019 169,021
Refugee Transitions CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
All Students Matter CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Resource Area For Teaching CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Room to Read CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Apollo High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Berklee College of Music, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Lawrence University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Dominican University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 5,788,071

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Areasort descending Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boston Habor Now Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Fundacion Paraguaya de Cooperacion y Desarrollo Paraguay Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Heritage Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Remote Energy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Center for Popular Democracy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
FFWD United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 9,472
Free the Bid United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Oglala Sioux Tribe United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Power Pump Girls, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Page SUM 321,072

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13280 records found.