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)
Desert Scholarship Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc N/A NV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc N/A CO United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Jewish Study Network Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 501,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 300
Southern California Public Radio N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 240
Lutheran Church in America N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Quest Counseling & Consulting N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Take the Lead Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Teresa's Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Good Plus Foundation Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wake Forest University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California At San Diego N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -15
Southern Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 33,160
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 524,871
Best Chance N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 592,606

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Michigan State University MI Education Corporate Advised 2018 200
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated MA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 350,000
Looking Glass Community Services OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 235
National Foundation for the Ctrs for Disease Contr & Prevent GA Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Loudoun Hunger Relief VA Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Massachusetts State Science & Engineering Fair Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 500
Eth-Noh-Tec Creations CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Grameen Foundation USA DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New America Foundation DC Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Together We Rise Corporation CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 3,575
Page SUM 504,460

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Desert Scholarship Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Mountain States Childrens Home Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 500
Oak Heritage Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 180,000
Mountain View Buddhist Temple United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2018 105,000
Jewish Study Network Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 100,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 501,550

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13110 records found.