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)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nottingham N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
India Vision Foundation N/A India Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lead Mine Elementary School N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A VIC Australia Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Uptown Baptist Church N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A England Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Build Change N/A CO United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 970,748

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Washington University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 2,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Nottingham N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 53,453
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A Donor Advised 2018 175,858
Pacific Legal Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
India Vision Foundation N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Lead Mine Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 117,437
Uptown Baptist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
GiveDirectly, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 75,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Build Change N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Page SUM 970,748

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Immediate Life, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Saratoga Federated Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Srv2thrv Foundation TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Christmas in the Park CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
History San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,030,850

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Srv2thrv Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics Egypt Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Food Bank of the Rockies United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Venice Arts United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 171,160

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13110 records found.