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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grace USA San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
PATH Drug Solutions N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc N/A VA United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 104,269

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Theiss Research N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 -840
Conversations du Monde N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 45,000
Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Team Inc. PO Box 7703 N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 3,452
Bridge Restoration Ministry N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girl Geek Academy N/A Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Concordia University N/A Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der angewandten Forsch N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Yale University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 265,522

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Deschutes Basin Land Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 750
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 36,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 25,210,650

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12587 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
The Harrison School District Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
BlinkNow Foundation a NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Grace USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 44,000
PATH Drug Solutions United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 49,154
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Advance Democracy Inc United States Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 385
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 280
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Non-Violence International United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 104,269

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13110 records found.