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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Napa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Vienna N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LEVI N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,928,598

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation Napa Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valor Collegiate Academies N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Vienna N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LEVI N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Oak Hill School of California Marin Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,928,598

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Charge Across Town Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The High Desert Museum OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
NEO Philanthropy Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Mission San Jose Rotary Foundation Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Los Cerritos Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
United States Ski Team Foundation UT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 40,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,600
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative OH Sciences Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Campaign One At A Time CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 461,700

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 38,580
Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Freedom's Shield United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Austin Community Foundation for the Capital Area United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Valor Collegiate Academies United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Give Back Yoga Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 80,000
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
350 ORG United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Vienna Austria Education Donor Advised 2018 -26,932
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
LEVI United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 44,000
Oak Hill School of California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 2,928,598

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13110 records found.