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)
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A AZ United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ASRT Foundation N/A NM United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A HI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Green Corps Inc N/A CO United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Economy Organisers Network N/A England Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Flti N/A AR United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pyxera Global Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2018 111,270
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Food & Water Watch N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jefferson Elementary School N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 990,055

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 350,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
ASRT Foundation N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Grand Teton Music Festival Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Composers Forum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Global Impact N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 146,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Green Corps Inc N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Economy Organisers Network N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 42,285
Flti N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Pyxera Global Inc N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2018 111,270
Spirit Rock Meditation Center N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Food & Water Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 750
United Nations Association of the USA Capital Area Division N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Jefferson Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Page SUM 990,055

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
19 for Life Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
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 1,072,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
GiveWell United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Karolinska Institutet Sweden Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Open Philanthropy Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Blue Angels Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California At San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,050,000
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hust Silicon Valley Fund United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Immediate Life, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
Conversations du Monde France Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Saratoga Federated Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 32,471,430

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13110 records found.