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)
Georgetown University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Outreach Project N/A UT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pearl Elegance Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Heifer Project International N/A AR United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
UMBC Foundation N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Soliya Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A TX United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Georgetown University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Human Outreach Project N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Peter W. Reilly Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 37,582
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pearl Elegance Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 4,000
Heifer Project International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 900
Carson City Cares N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Paradise Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
UMBC Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Uncommon Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Soliya Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
High-Tech High Heels N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 431,432

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Theiss Research CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc GA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 31,381,230

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Casa De Clara Catholic Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bridge House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Meor Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
USA West Province, Society of Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Mercy for Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Khan Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partnership for Children and Youth United States Education Donor Advised 2018 685
Playing at Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Asilomar Microcomputer Workshop United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,078,485

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