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)
California Charter Schools Consortium N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 207,374

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Chr Santa Clara Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 178,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Page SUM 664,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 650
Florida International University Foundation Inc FL Education Corporate Advised 2018 99,954
Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
TREATY Total Immersion Educational Endowment Fund Inc SD Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Franklin Education Forum DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Grit Art & Tech Association CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Northern California Vipassana Center CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 250
Fogarty Institute for Innovation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA CA Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Entitlements How Inc KY Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 900,104

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Charter Schools Consortium United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Chabad Synagogues, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Italian Community Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mount Hermon Association, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 75,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 874
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 207,374

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13110 records found.