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)
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A ON Canada Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Higher College of Technology N/A Oman Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
JDRF International N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
1M1B Foundation N/A NV United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Focus on the Family N/A CO United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Germany Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Page SUM 5,151,940

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Leadership Program N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 -13,800
Social Progress Imperative Inc N/A Sciences Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 50,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A Education Committee Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Higher College of Technology N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 12,000
JDRF International N/A Health Corporate Advised 2018 250
Rutgers University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
1M1B Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Focus on the Family N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,750,000
Thomas B Fordham Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300,000
People for the American Way Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Pratham USA N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Founders Pledge Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 780,000
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
King's College London N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 9,740
Page SUM 5,151,940

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Hope Enterprise Corporation MS Community Development Donor Advised 2018 13,700
Portuguese Heritage Society of California, Inc. CA Community Improvement Committee Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 300
Friends of Spannocchia ME Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 310,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 250
CHP 11-99 Foundation CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Internationals Network for Public Schools Inc NY Other Donor Advised 2018 335
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
President & Fellows of Middlebury College VT Education Donor Advised 2018 200
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 9,050
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 12,500
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
United Way of Northern California CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 711,635

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Parents Club West Portal School United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 200
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Parish of St. Elisabeth's Church United Kingdom Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Girl Geek Academy Australia Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 300
Bridge Restoration Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Foundation for Investing in Communities Limited Ireland General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 10,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
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
Page SUM 291,462

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13110 records found.