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)
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Caterinas Club N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A IN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A KS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Page SUM 3,115,119

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500,000
UK Online Giving Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 12,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -74,500
Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Committee Advised 2018 5,069
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Clean Money Campaign N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Caterinas Club N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Loyola High School of Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Marshall Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,200,000
InterAction Initiative Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,250
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 150,000
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Placer County Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,000
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 188,000
Page SUM 3,115,119

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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
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TFL US Incorporated NJ International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2018 325,000
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 250
The Trinity Forum Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Louisiana State University LA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,875
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 558,575

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Concordia University Canada Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
UK Online Giving Foundation United Kingdom General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 22,510
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch Germany Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Page SUM 31,328,060

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13110 records found.