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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pacific Wildlife Care N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 382,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bennington College Corporation N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 60,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
WNET N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Voice of the Faithful Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
BishopAccountability.org, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
American Kidney Fund, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 101,650

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Youth Leadership Institute CA Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Bridge Restoration Ministry CA Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Arc of Arizona Inc AZ Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley ID Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
City Slicker Farms CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Arts Northwest WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM -24,258,550

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Public Policy Institute of California United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
California Academy of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Committee Advised 2018 4,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 35,000
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Video Volunteers United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 500
Pacific Wildlife Care United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 633,300

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13110 records found.