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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
International Documentary Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northeastern University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Harold Pump Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,295,079

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Odyssey School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
International Documentary Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MEET International, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northeastern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Harold Pump Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KIPP Valiant Community Prep N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,295,079

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute at Harbor-UCLA Med CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Catholic Charities USA MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Equal Citizens Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 250
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Polaris Project DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,683
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation OR Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Grassroots Leadership Inc TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Defense Fund DC Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 178,683

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Grove Public Library Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Odyssey School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Back On My Feet United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,064
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,465
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay India Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Institute for Educational Advancement United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
MEET International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Commonweal Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Northeastern University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Harold Pump Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
KIPP Valiant Community Prep United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 2,295,079

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13110 records found.